Le­gion calls in the big guns to aid fund-rais­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

AN AR­MOURED car will make an ap­pear­ance in Ash­ford town cen­tre to raise money for this year’s Poppy Ap­peal. The three-and-a-half ton Daim­ler Fer­ret, an ar­moured re­con­nais­sance ve­hi­cle, will ap­pear next to the band­stand on Satur­day, Novem­ber 8. Mike Hornard, chair­man of the Ash­ford branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, has or­gan­ised the event. He served for 12 years in the Royal Elec­tri­cal and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neers, and for six in the Ter­ri­to­rial Army. Mr Hornard said: “Within the lo­cal branch we felt that the Poppy Ap­peal this year needed some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. “We want to boost our wel­fare work as much as we can, and hope­fully this will achieve that aim.” The Ash­ford branch of the RBL is ranked first in the coun­try for its wel­fare work help­ing ex-ser­vice­men and women in hard times.

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