Full financial support for St Nazaire parade
9:30am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
A parade and service in Falmouth to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the raid on the French port of St Nazaire, is to go ahead next month thanks to funding from the town council.
The event, which is to take place on March 24, when a parade will make its way from The Moor to the St Nazaire Memorial on Prince of Wales Pier, had been in doubt because of a lack of money.
In previous years the council has contributed around £500 towards the cost of the civic reception and met some of the costs of the parade, usually by paying around £300 for a band.
Mayor, Geoffrey Evans, said: “This is so important to Falmouth. We spent £30,000 on the Prince of Wales Pier for their monument.”
Councillor Diana Merrett added: “It is a poor show if we don’t support it.”