Look around you
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 May 2014
Please could someone tell me where Jeff Trail, chairman of the Exmouth War and Flagpole Memorial Committee, hangs out?
This is the first time they seem to have reared their heads and then to hurl abuse at the Royal British Legion.
I am an Exmothian, ex-serviceman and RBL member, and Remembrance Sunday has always been well organised and supported by the RBL and the townspeople.
My father served in the Royal Navy in World War One and was recalled in World War Two and killed in 1941. His name and that of a cousin are engraved on the war memorial in The Strand enclosure.
The wreaths, given in memory of our fallen and carefully tended by RBL members and helpers, have made a marvellous splash of colour on the memorial to brighten an otherwise cold and drab area.
To remove them in this year of commemorations of D-Day and World War One was disrespectful and totally unnecessary.