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  • Mark Forsdike

Old Friends

Another great Minden Day has come and gone, and with it the sad truth that Suffolk Regiment soldiers are getting fewer in number.

Suffolk Regiment ties were for the first I can remember, in the minority with Royal Anglian ones being far more widely seen. Few Suffolk men marched on Parade either, a sad realisation that the youngest Suffolk soldier to have worn the cap badge would have been a sprightly 82 years old, but it was great to be tapped on the shoulder and to turn around to see Cecil Deller, veteran of 1/Suffolk in NW Europe, who made the journey to be there.

At almost 97 years young, he would have been the oldest Suffolk Regiment soldier in attendance.



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