Legion salute work of dedicated couple
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