Bromsgrove bugler Katie's 'very proud' great grandmother was Wren in the Second World War - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove bugler Katie's 'very proud' great grandmother was Wren in the Second World War

Bromsgrove Editorial 14th Nov, 2022 Updated: 14th Nov, 2022   0

THE PROUD great-grandmother of the bugler who performed at yesterday’s Bromsgrove Remembrance Sunday Parade served in the Second World War as a Wren between 1942 and 1945.

Katie Harding’s Last Post and Reveille were faultless during the service at the War Monument at Crown Close.

Watching on was Mrs Wendy Hogarth who is 99, also lives in Bromsgrove and turns 100 in March.

Wendy was a Radar Mechanic and wore her medals to the service.




Katie’s grandmother Jenny said: “Wendy was very proud when she heard Katie had been selected to play and was determined to go to the War Monument to see her.

“It was the first time she had worn her medals for many years!”


Wendy’s husband was a Second World War RAF pilot who died in 2011 and both of them had previously taken part in Bromsgrove’s Remembrance Sunday parade.

Jenny added: “Over lunch, Wendy told Katie that she ‘had done really well’.”

Katie said: “It made it such a memorable experience and it is something I will never forget.

“I felt so privileged to be able to play in front of her and everyone else there.”

 

 

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