Lieutenant George Chapman (pictured) of the 220 Medical Squadron, 254 Medical Regiment in Kent laid a wreath on behalf of the Sussex Armed Forces Network and the NHS at the Remembrance Service at Shoreham-by-Sea.
Not only is George a Reservist but he also works as a Quality Improvement Lead for Adult Mental Health for NHS England – South East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) and he is also a Service Champion for the Network.
George said “I was honoured this year to be asked to lay a wreath at my local Cenotaph on behalf of NHS, The Armed Forces Network for Kent Surrey and Sussex and represent the Army, of which I am a Reserve Officer with 220 Medical Squadron in Kent. It marked a special day as, appropriately, Armistice Day coincided with Remembrance Sunday for its centenary. It may have been 100 years when the guns stopped firing and mixed emotions ran through our country and around the world but for two minutes on Sunday, we all stood still in silence to remember not only those who paid the ultimate sacrifice but the thousands of wounded veterans, recovering in military hospitals at that time, as the NHS was yet to be borne. Many people also remember the other wars and conflicts our country has endured over the past 100 years and the sad loss of life and fantastic treatment given for our service men and women that our current NHS cares for and supports.”
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow we gave our today” (John Maxwell Edmunds 1916)