Kingsmead House residents join forces with British Army on Day of Remembrance

PUBLISHED: 14:42 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:15 11 November 2015

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Residents of Kingsmead House Care Home and members of the British Army will come together to mark Remembrance Day

The private nursing and respite care home in Mytchett, which opened in May, will host representatives from the Keogh Barracks - the British Army’s Royal Logistics Corps headquarters - and the Army Medical Services Museum in Mytchett.

Ex-serviceman from the Princess Royal, commonly referred to as Deepcut Barracks, will be bringing along with them vintage military vehicles from the Royal Logistic Museum in Camberley which will be parked outside Kingsmead House as part of the day.

A military chaplain will conduct a service in the grounds of Kingsmead accompanied by the Tredegar Brass band who will play hymns and the Last Post. A plaque will be unveiled where wreaths will be laid to give thanks to past and serving servicemen and women.

The Chelsea Pensioners, the ex-British soldiers famous for their scarlet coats and black tricorn coats, will be in attendance along with Surrey Heath Borough Council Mayor Joanne Potter. After lunch musical entertainment will be provided by Melody Gal & Mark.

Kingsmead House home manager Karen Temple said: “It will be a great pleasure for Kingsmead House to open its doors to the British Army and our other special guests to pay tribute to our fallen heroes of past wars.

“Many of our residents took part in the last world war and are looking forward to paying tribute to the servicemen and women who gave up their lives for our freedom.”

For more information about Kingsmead House Care Home contact 01252 549339, email or visit

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