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Tower Of London To Be Lit Up With Veterans Images

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Between September 10th and 16th, the Tower of London will be illuminated with images of wounded servicemen, all taken by photographer Rankin, to help raise awareness of the Haig Housing Trust – news sure to be of interest to anyone out there on the lookout for ex forces jobs.

General The Lord Dannatt, constable of the Tower, chose the housing association to be his Charity of the Year 2015, with a commemorative reception due to be held at the Tower on the 16th. The evening will include a Beating Retreat by the Irish Guards Band, champagne and canapés, an address by Lord Dannatt, a private viewing of both the Crown Jewels and the White Tower, and a performance by the Choir of the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula.

Lord Dannatt was quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying: “The images projected onto the Tower of London show two brave soldiers who both dedicated themselves to serving Queen and country. I hope these amazing photographs by Rankin will further raise the profile of Coming Home. I very much hope it will raise a great deal of money to provide specially adapted housing for those who have been wounded in past conflicts, and who need a home of their own.”

The veterans to be included in the light show include 40-year-old James Davies, who received the Military Cross for bravery for service in Afghanistan and Scott Yarrington, 30, who will appear on the Tower of London on his prosthetic legs.

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