The Unveiling

The memorials to Trooper Potts VC and Trooper Andrews and to the men of the Berkshire Yeomanry were unveiled on 4 October 2015 by Chris Tarrant and the Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mr James Puxley. The Roll of Honour was unveiled by Lois Gaskell and Emma Shepherd, from the Lower 6th Form at The Abbey School. Music was provided by the Band and Bugles of The Rifles. The 350 invited guests included; mayors and chairman from councils across Old Berkshire, The High Sheriff of Berkshire, Mr D Bertie, Patrons The Hon Mrs Bayliss CVO JP and Mr Michael Naxton, sponsors, descendants of the two men and men listed on the Roll of Honour, brethren of Berkshire Masonry, representatives from the schools and colleges we have worked with and members of the Berkshire Yeomanry Regimental Association. The Deputy Head of Mission at the Turkish Embassy, Minister-Counsellor Mr Fatih Ullusoy read the works of Kemal Ataturk. The 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron formed the parade and gave the salute. Some 200 members of the public also attended the service.

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