This morning a brief presentation took place outside the school gate of Sutton Benger Primary School. Kyan Terry-White, aged 5, was very highly commended in our recent VE75 poster competition. Entries were received from all over the UK as well as from France and Luxembourg. After the judging it transpired that Kyan attended a school close to where the Chairman lives.
Trust Chairman Richard Palusinski presented Kyan with a certificate and some items of Trust memorabilia. Major General Darren Crook, Director of Land Equipment, also attended the event and presented Kyan with the Major General’s medallion, inscribed with the words”what have we done for them today” in recognition of the contribution that Kyan has made to the veterans.
Kyan had declined a cash prize saying that he would rather that we used the money for the benefit of the veterans. His mother Isabel said that she was very proud of Kyan’s thoughtfulness.
Our thanks also go to Mr Maddison, Headteacher, for allowing the presentation to take place.
We can now let you know who the amazing winners are of our VE Day Poster Competition. We had 50 entries across the KS2 & KS3&4 categories. Thank you so much to everyone who entered, the veterans had a tricky time judging winners and we hope that all involved enjoyed learning more about VE Day.
The KS3&4 Winner is Ellie (Poster 1)
Runner up: Mary (Poster 2)
The KS2 Winner is Giles (Poster 3)
Runner up: Alex (Poster 4)
The Trust will also be recognising Kyan’s poster which the Veterans thoroughly enjoyed. (Poster 5)
Posted on behalf of Peter Lloyd, from the Federation of Birmingham Ex-Service Associations Home
Hi all, because three of our Chevalier’s “D” Day veterans have not been able to have a formal burial service including the act of remembrance we wish to pay our own tribute until such time we can organise a memorial service for all veterans to enable the standard bearers to pay homage with the families blessing, please use link and forward onto colleagues,
Vétéran Chevalier Ken Reynolds la Légion d’honneur 17/12/1923-01/03/2020
Vétéran Chevalier Donald Hitchcock la Légion d’honneur 15/11/1924-13/03/2020
Vétéran Chevalier Clifford Colledge la Légion d’honneur 19/04/1923-26/03/2020
Vétéran Chevalier Harold Pearsall la Légion d’honneur 11/01/1923-29/03/2020