Apology to fallen heroes

Sir,

May I through your columns apologise to the Mayor of Erewash, Councillors, members of the public and most of all to ex merchant seamen and their families for the non attendance of the Royal British Legion at the remembrance service on Saturday September 3. This was entirely my fault as I completely forgot the date and did not remind the branch of the event at our last meeting.

In my defence I should point out that I had just returned from holiday and was out shopping at the time, also I cannot recall or find any correspondence from the council regarding the service although the Mayor’s secretary assures me a letter was sent to my home. I accept this as I have a good relationship with the lady.

With other matters to hand as stated, I lost track of this important ceremony and again apologise to all concerned.

Ken Foster

Royal British Legion Ilkeston