Sailor honoured to be part of Cenotaph Remembrance service

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A ROYAL Navy sailor from Bury St Edmunds is honoured to be taking part in the Remembrance service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday.

Able Seaman Steward Juliette Millard, 20, is part of the Royal Navy contingent at the service and was trained at HMS Collingwood by the Royal Navy’s Ceremonial team.

She joined the Royal Navy in 2009 and is currently serving at HMS Nelson, Portsmouth, working with medics in the sickbay.

She said: “It is an honour to be representing the Royal Navy in such a high profile event, remembering that many of the men and women to whom we are paying respect, were once in our position.”

Since joining the Navy, Juliette has served on HMS Ark Royal, HMS Westminster and HMS Protector.

Her first deployment was on HMS Ark Royal when it was deployed to American as part of Operation Auriga.

She said: “It’s special to me to have been able to spend time in a country that many people will never experience.”

Juliette was also a member of the Queen’s Guard in Halifax.

A Remembrance Day service will be held at the war memorial today in Bury St Edmunds with a two minute silence being observed on Angel Hill.

See today’s Bury Free Press for more information on remembrance services where you are.