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Operation Banner Commemorative Ceremony
14 August 2019 - 11:00 am - 11:30 pm| nil
To mark the Fiftieth anniversary of the British Army being deployed to Northern Ireland at the request of the unionist government there is to be a national event at the National Memorial in Arlwas Staffordshire.
As many veterans in the Taunton area are old or cannot make the trip to Staffordshire we will hold our own event here in Taunton. The event will take place in Vivary Park at 1100hrs on Wednesday 14th August 2019.
1,441 serving British personnel died in Operation Banner, 722 of whom were killed in paramilitary attacks. Three of them are named on the Taunton Cenotaph.
We would like as many holders of The General Service Medal 1962 ( Northern Ireland) to attend and later in the Vivary Golf Club for a drink and reunion.