Ascot Round Table 41 Club.
Members of the Ascot Round Table 41 Club, keen to learn more about War Horse Memorial and the Purple Poppy Appeal, invited co-Founder Alan Carr MBE to speak at their recent meeting, at Mill Ride Golf Club in the town.
The greatest fascination was discovering the indelible link between War Horse Memorial and Ascot. Warrior the UK’s most revered horse of the Great War was in fact a race horse, and after afterwards returned to the Isle of Wight to win his first Point to Point back on the track. The presentation included Elegy to the War Horse, composed by Major Craig Hallatt, Director of Music for The Band of The Household Cavalry, and accompanied by a poignant video using original WW1 footage.
Current Chairman, Ian Johnson was presented with a limited edition print to commemorate the unveiling and signed by the sculptor Susan Leyland. Afterwards, past Chairman Richard Audsley applauded the project and its ambition to raise money to support military and equine charities.
Pictured here members wear Purple Poppy pin badges, while Alan and Bob Mewes, one of the original founders of the Round Table, hold a bronze maquette – a miniature version of Poppy our War Horse Memorial.