Burma Star campaign remembered – August 19th

Veterans on parade at a previous Burma Star remembrance service in Stonefield Park.

The annual service of remembrance, in memory of those heroes of the army, airforce and navy who fought in the Burma Star campaign of World War Two, has been organised again this year by members of Stone Town Council and Stone Royal British Legion with help from many other volunteers.

This campaign was waged under terrible conditions, in the jungles of Burma in South East Asia. Those serving personnel within the Commonwealth (and sometimes beyond), who fought in what was sometimes known as ‘The Forgotten Army’ were awarded the special Burma Star medals. Most of these are made of silver. They each hang from a striped silk ribbon which has its own significance as to which part of the campaign they represented.

The remembrance service, led by Reverend John Davis from Stafford, and the parade with some local standards, will take place in Stonefield Park on Sunday, August 19, at 6pm.