Le­gion salute work of ded­i­cated cou­ple

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

THE con­tri­bu­tion made by old sol­dier Jim Butcher and his wife Rose­mary to the work of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion has been recog­nised. As wel­fare of­fi­cers for the Ash­ford branch, the cou­ple from Royds Road, South Willes­bor­ough, have aided many ex-ser­vice­men and wo­man strug­gling back in civvy street, par­tic­u­larly re­cently the plight of lo­cally based for­mer Gurkhas. The cou­ple never seek credit for their ef­forts and last week­end were taken com­pletely by sur­prise while at­tend­ing a train­ing course at the Le­gion’s Kent head­quar­ters at Ayles­ford when they were pre­sented with a sil­ver rose bowl for their out­stand­ing ser­vices. The tro­phy has never been awarded to the Ash­ford branch be­fore and comes as it pre­pares to cel­e­brate its 85th an­niver­sary.

Jim and Rose­mary Butcher with their award

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