I would like to publicly thank the landlord and staff of the Royal Shepherd for the Christmas lunch that was provided, free of charge, to military veterans.

The welcome and attention and the beautiful food was very much appreciated.

It was an extremely pleasurable afternoon spent in like-minded company exchanging banter which is part and parcel of military life.

For our service to be marked in this way was very gratifying indeed.

BZ as we would say in the Royal Navy.

Ben Turpin

Burnside Ave