British Armed Forces charity meets with Fareham mayor and mayoress as well as Dame Esther Rantzen for 'tea-riffic' Platinum Jubilee bus tour

THE MAYOR and mayoress of Fareham met with a presenter and campaigner as they showed their appreciation to ex-military personnel during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 3:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 3:03 pm

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year on the throne, The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity for wounded, sick and injured serving and ex-military personnel, brought their ‘Anyone For Tea’ tour bus to the Waitrose car park in Locks Heath on June 13.

Part of a 10-day road trip, the tour aims to raise awareness of the charity’s work and brought entertainment, cheer and chat to UK veterans, serving personnel and their friends and families.

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The 'Anyone for Tea?' tour bus.

Journalist Dame Esther Rantzen was on hand to lend her support along with councillor Michael Ford, the major of Fareham and the mayoress, Anne Ford.

Forces sweetheart Annie Riley entertained the troops and Waitrose customers, singing a varied set including popular classic hits from across the Queen’s reigning years.