Old Buckenham remembered
There were two services in Old Buckenham on Remembrance Sunday 13 November. The weather was bright and sunny all day which meant that a few hundred people gathered at Old Buckenham Airfield for a short service at their war memorial. A representative of USAF Lakenfield was amongst those who laid wreaths, a poignant reminder that although the 453rd Bombardment Group was only operational there for eighteen months, 366 aircrew lost their lives. A flypast of two planes from the last World War brought the service to a close and those attending could look around at the American vehicles and classic cars that were lined up for all to see.
In early afternoon there was the wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial on Old Buckenham Green. The last post was sounded for the second time during the day and representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Parish Council, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts came forward to lay their wreaths while many villagers looked on.