Exmouth serviceman ‘honoured’ to be at the Cenotaph
Royal Navy airman Chris Ellor, from Exmouth, today takes part in the Cenotaph remembrance service, lead by the Queen.
A Royal Navy airman from Exmouth said he is ‘honoured’ to be part of Sunday’s Cenotaph remembrance service, where the Queen will lead the tributes to the war fallen.
Former Exmouth Community College pupil, Chris Ellor, 24, is currently training to be part of the Royal Navy contingent at the Cenotaph remembrance service on Sunday, November 13, - a ceremony watched on television by millions nationwide.
Aircraft handler Chris said he felt privileged to take part in the ceremony, where the country remembers those who have fought for their country or selflessly given their lives for others.
Chris, whose parents, Anne and Keith, live in Exmouth, said: “I feel very proud to be part of this year’s national Remembrance ceremonies in London.”
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Chris (pictured right) has been trained for Sunday’s ceremony by the Royal Navy’s state ceremonial training team, based at HMS Collingwood, in Fareham, Hampshire.
The airman joined the Royal Navy in April 2005 and is currently serving in the visiting aircraft reception area at HMS Heron, in Somerset.
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Since joining, Chris has served on HMS Raleigh, HMS Seahawk and HMS Ocean, during which he was deployed on two operations.