Mayor and Mayoress of Maghull represent the town at Armed Forces

Mayor of Maghull, Labour’s Cllr Steve Kermode with father James and Royal British legion Standard Bearer Maghull’s Stan Thomason from the King’s own Regiment.

Mayor and Mayoress of Maghull, Labour's Cllrs Steve and Gwen Kermode, said they wre honoured to represent the town at the Armed Forces Day Service in Liverpool last week.

The Mayor and Mayoress together with soldiers, airmen and sailors joined by members of the Merchant Navy and member of the pubic joined the Service of celebration at Liverpool Cathedral.

Members of the armed forces from Maghull and East Sefton were also present at the event which was designed to pay tribute to service men and women on Armed Forces Day.

The service featured readings form personnel from representatives from all of the services.

Cllr Kermode said: "It was a real honour to be able to represent Maghull at such an important event.

"The purpose of the day was to pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces and who have served in our armed forces over the years.

"These are men and women who risk their lives for us every single day of their lengthy tours and they need to know we appreciate what they do.

"The service itself was very moving and it was made all the more special that people from Maghull were there, including Stan Thomas from the King's Own regiment who was a Standard Bearer for the Royal British Legion."

Mayor and Mayoress of Maghull, Labour’s Cllrs Steve and Gwen Kermode at Liverpool Cathedral for the Amred Forces Day Service.The mayor and Mayoress of Maghull were accompanied to service by Cllr Kermode's father James.

Cllr Kermode said: "My family has a long history with the armed forces.

"Dad served with the King's Regiment of Liverpool in Berlin. The King's Regiment was one of the merged regiments which became the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

"My great grandfather served with the Royal Engineers in the First World War, my grandad served in the King's Regiment in the Second World War, my dad served with the King's in Berlin from 1949-51 before serving right the way through to the 1960s and I have a nephew who is a corporal in the Paratroop Regiment and my brother is a Squadron Sergeant Major in the Royal Corps Signals. And dad has had an association with Liverpool Scottish since 1947 when he was in their cadets for four years. 

"So it was a particular honour for us to be there."

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