Lord Grey admires a Dunkirk medal worn by Mr Cecil McAlister from Portrush during the official opening ceremony of the new Bennet House in Portrush in September 1981. Mr Alister served in France, Italy, North Africa, Egypt, Syria and Palestine. Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet, area president of the Royal British Legion is included on the left of the photograph. Picture: News Letter archives
Lord Grey admires a Dunkirk medal worn by Mr Cecil McAlister from Portrush during the official opening ceremony of the new Bennet House in Portrush in September 1981. Mr Alister served in France, Italy, North Africa, Egypt, Syria and Palestine. Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet, area president of the Royal British Legion is included on the left of the photograph. Picture: News Letter archives

IN PICTURES: Ex-Servicemen parade in Jubilee March at Portrush (1981)

This week we have a lovely selection of old photographs from the News Letter archives from September 1981.

By Darryl Armitage
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 10:43 am

They were taken at Portrush during a Jubilee March held by the Royal British Legion. The day also saw the official opening of Bennet House in the town.

The opening of Bennet House was performed by Lord Grey.

During the day he met with veterans including Mr Cecil McAlister from Portrush who was wearing his Dunkirk medal which was much admired by Lord Grey.

Mr McAlister served in France, Italy, North Africa, Egypt, Syria and Palestine during the Second World War.

See who you might spot in this wonderful old photographs.

Pictures: News Letter archives.

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