On Sunday 11th November the Grape Garden restaurant, Uzumlu, Fethiye will host a low key remembrance event.

The gathering will begin at 12 noon in preparation for the two minute silence at 1pm Turkish time observing the London Cenotaph proceedings on TV.

Dave Cunnington a British resident of Uzumlu, retired Royal Marine is the organiser of the event. He has also been a local distribution point for the Poppy Appeal.

Dave said, “ I started off with about 250 poppies and an empty collection tin two weeks ago. By last weekend I had only 35 poppies left and a tin that is almost full and very heavy.”

“What as been most humbling is the number of Turkish citizens who, once it as been explained to them, have made contributions to the appeal.”

Dave then said, “All are welcome to the event on Sunday. Anyone with berets, ties, medals etc dust them off and come and join us.”