Mayor places first poppy in Crawley’s Remembrance Day wreath

Crawley mayor Raj Sharma and Keith Blake
Crawley mayor Raj Sharma and Keith Blake

The mayor of Crawley has placed the first poppy in the town’s Remembrance Day wreath.

Raj Sharma was in County Mall on Saturday (October 29) with his wife Bhavna, where they joined members of the local Poppy Appeal.

More poppies were added to the wreath throughout the day as members of the public stopped at the stall to buy their own.

Mr Sharma will lay the wreath on the memorial at St John’s Church, High Street, on Remembrance Sunday (November 13).

A parade of servicemen and women past and present – as well as Cubs, Scouts and cadets – will make its way from the Army Reserve centre, in Kilnmead, from 10.15am before the service begins at 10.45am.

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