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Remembrance film features Malvern veteran

Malvern Editorial 22nd Oct, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE REMARKABLE stories of veterans including a Malvern submariner have been told for the first time.

We Did Our Bit features 11 county residents including Jack Madders, who was based in the Far East during the Second World War, in a bid to highlight the courage of those who fought for the country.

Businesses, schools and community groups are being encouraged to share the 11-minute film ahead of Remembrance Day on November 11, with a screening set to take place at The Hive at 11am on the day with some of those filmed in attendance.

The project, supported by Worcestershire County Council, was funded through a £9,500 Armed Forces Community Covenant grant and put together by former BBC programme maker Mike Jackson from Splash TV.

Coun Rob Adams, chair of Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant Working Group, said: “I’d love to see as many groups showing the footage in the run-up to Remembrance Day as possible, whether it’s headteachers showing it in their assemblies to children, local community groups playing the DVD to an audience in their village hall or businesses making it available to their staff.

“The aim of the film is to raise awareness in Worcestershire of the elderly ex-Armed Forces personel in our midst and recognise their contributions and sacrifices during that time.

“This DVD provides a way to remind everyone – especially the young – what sacrifices, bravery and courage our local ex-servicemen displayed during that time.”

To request a copy of the DVD, which includes the 11-minute version and a longer 48 minute film with more background, e-mail asmith3@worcestershire.gov.uk or call Alan Smith on 01905 822836. Visit www.youtube.com/user/worcscc for a two-minute trailer.

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