Aldridge Remembers

Headteacher, Mr I. Bryant and students from Aldridge School joined with the rest of the Aldridge community to pay their respects at the Cenotaph on Sunday 10th November.  The Head Boy and Girl gave a moving rendition of a poem written by the late Cyril Crain (who was a Juno Beach veteran).


Come and stand in memory 

of men who fought and died 

They gave their lives in Normandy 

remember them with pride. 


Soldiers, Airman, sailors 

Airborne and marines 

who in civvy life were tailors 

and men who worked machines. 


British and Canadian 

and men from USA 

forces from the Commonwealth 

they all were there that day 


To Juno, Sword and Utah 

beaches of renown 

Also Gold and Omaha 

that’s where the ramps went down. 


The battle raged in Normandy 

many lives were lost 

The war must end in victory 

and this must be the cost 


When my life is over 

and I reach the other side 

I’ll meet my friends from Normandy 

And shake their hands with pride