Glinton war memorial to be rededicated

St Benedict's Church, Glinton'Glinton church

St Benedict's Church, Glinton'Glinton church

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A war memorial will be rededicated after refurbishment work has been completed.

Glinton’s war memorial, featuring new cover steps, will be rededicated by Rev Hilary Geisow at 11am on July 4.

A 20 minute ceremony will take place outside St Benedict’s church, known to have the best needle spire in the UK after Sailsbury Cathedral, with a contingent of the 115 (Peterborough) Sqn Air Training Corps providing a guard of honour and Wg Cdr Kevin Mackie RAF retd of the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band in full dress uniform playing the last post and reveille.

Cheques to Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion will be presented, thanks to generous donations made to the war memorial appeal by Glinton residents, people from further afield and local businesses.

A fly past of vintage planes, possibly including two Auster’s and a Tiger Moth, depending on weather, organised by Charles Clark from Barnack RBL, will conclude the event.

Councillor John Holdich, chair of Glinton Parish Council and leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “The refurbished and re-dedicated war memorial in Glinton will be a fitting tribute to the service men and women that sacrificed their lives so we may know our freedom.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all those that made it possible, all those that contributed so generously to our charity appeal and all those that will join us on the day.

“The re-dedication service will be particularly poignant, taking place just the weekend after Armed Forces week.”