Remembrance Day

Events are happening across the Calendar region to mark Remembrance Day

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Racecourse provides 'Treats for our Troops'

Service personnel are being given free admission to Market Rasen Racecourse today for its jump racing fixture and family day. Collections will be made during the race meeting to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

We traditionally race on Remembrance Sunday at Market Rasen Racecourse and, as this year the day falls on the 11th of the month, we have decided to make it an extra special occasion for our armed services. We are delighted to offer free admission to all servicemen and women - and we know that our visitors will donate generously to 'Treats for our Troops', especially with Christmas not being too long now and many service personnel being overseas and away from their families."

– Pip Kirkby, General Manager

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Video: Fighting for recognition

A war veteran has spoken of his battle for recognition of the sacrifice made by those who served in Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Eighty three year old John Watkins, who's from Boston in Lincolnshire, wants a medal to be awarded to former British troops, as it has been in Australia.

Honouring the fallen

On Remembrance Sunday millions will pause to reflect on the countless lives lost in wars over the past century.

For Margaret Charlesworth the pain of her loss is only too fresh in her mind. Her son Anthony from the Yorkshire Regiment was one of six soldiers killed by a bomb blast in Afghanistan earlier this year. She says she still can't comprehend that he's gone.

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