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November 16, 2015

Remembrance Day abroad

Remembrance Day abroad

 

Second World War Gunner Remembered in Tanzania

Wreath-laying ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this year included a visit to the grave of Lance Bombardier Reginald Fever of 5 Coast Bty RA. Reginald, from Lower Halsow in Kent. He died on 20 April 1945 in the port city of the former British protectorate. He left a wife, Maud.

Paul Fuller (Parachute Regiment Association) led a group of ex-Servicemen from the international community and members of the British Legion Tanganyika (Social) Club (BLTC) to the grave of L/Bombardier Fever and nine other South African and UK servicemen from the 1939-45 War, located in Kinondoni municipal cemetery.

A poppy wreaths emblazoned with the badge of the Parachute Regiment was laid in front of the graves of L/Bombardier Fever and two other servicemen following a short act of remembrance. A courtesy call was then made by the wreath-laying parties to the BLTC where the Club Secretary presented a poppy collection to a member of the Royal British Legion. Also present was Lt Col Alastair Kern RM (UK Military Adviser, Nairobi) and Commander Mike Cox RN.

 

    Paul Fuller (second left) with a wreath-laying party at the grave of L/Bombardier Fever during a visit to

remember 10 Second World War personnel buried at Kinondoni municipal cemetery, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

 

Retired Tanzanian minister and Member of Parliament Joseph Mungai inspects the grave of L/Bombardier Fever in Dar es Salaam.

Mr Mungai’s uncle served as an honorary captain in the King’s African Rifles during the 1939-45 War.

 

 

 

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