By Linda Hall • 17 October 2021 • 12:18
BENIDORM TRADION: Local mayor Toni Perez joined the parade along the Levante seafront
Photo credit: Benidorm town hall
BENIDORM was once again the setting for the launch of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Local mayor Toni Perez accompanied the Standard bearers in the procession that set off at mid-day last Sunday from Calle Castellon and marched along the Levante beach promenade as far as the Rincon de Loix.
As in previous years, the parade was led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums band and included Chelsea Pensioners.
The principal ceremony held at the end of the Paseo in Avenida Ametlla de Mar was attended by Joe Falzon, national vice-chairman of the Royal British Legion, Captain Ian Clarke RN, the Defence Attache in Madrid, the British consul Sarah-Jane Morris, the Royal British Legion’s district chairman Donald Cubbon, Overseas representative Bob Chambers and Fi Hedges from the Overseas Support Office.
Expressing “greetings and congratulations” from Benidorm on the occasion of the Royal British Legion’s centenary, Toni Perez referred to the poppies that each year symbolised remembrance and hopes for peace.
Perez praised the support provided for former members of the armed forces during the months of the pandemic, carrying out the mission that had prompted them to join the Royal British Legion.
“May you continue for another hundred years and for as many more as fulfilling your principles requires of you,” the mayor declared.
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