News and Events for 2021.

I'm Just An Ordinary Old Chap Who Wanted To Fly

A 106-year-old war veteran from Derbyshire has completed his bucket list dream of flying a plane by operating a flight simulator.

Donald Rose, who served as a front-line soldier in World War Two, said: "I could just see the sky and I thought: 'What a wonderful idea. How good that was'."

Originally from Westcott, Surrey, Mr Rose joined the army aged 23 and served in North Africa, Italy and France.

Donald received a number of medals and has also been awarded the Legion D'Honneur, France's highest honour.

The experience was organised by Donald's care home activity coordinator, Naomi Allsop, who said: "He's a beautiful soul inside and out. All the staff love him. He's just amazing."

He has also had a ride on a fire engine and been reunited with motorbikes he rode as a young man.

Mr Rose's son David said of his father: "He's my hero.

Click the photo to view the BBC video of Donald flying the simulator.

Thank you Donald for your Service, we will not forget.



Events with provisional dates.

Rededication Service Derby Cathedral 19th September: 

Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal British Legion at Derby Cathedral

This was a rededication service to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal British Legion. Especially for those branches that are also 100 years old this year.

To view an excellent Souvenir Presentation of the event created by John P Irwin Follow Link.

Bakewell and District. 100th anniversary. Follow Link






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