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SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Mark 'Billy' Billingham Commemorates Remembrance Day at Hampton Grange Nursing Home

Posted: 14-11-2023

SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Mark 'Billy' Billingham Commemorates Remembrance Day at Hampton Grange Nursing Home

Esteemed SAS: Who Dares Wins star and military hero, Mark 'Billy' Billingham MBE, made a poignant visit to Hampton Grange Nursing Home in Hereford on Saturday, 11th November, actively participating in their Remembrance Day Service.

Remembrance Day holds a special place in the hearts of both the dedicated staff and residents at Hampton Grange. The home pays tribute to this significant occasion with a display of beautiful flowing poppies adorning the front, symbolising respect and remembrance for those who served. Adding a powerful touch to this tribute is a statue unveiled last year at the home's entrance, portraying 'An Unknown Woman in War.'

In a heartwarming gesture, Billy generously took time out of his busy schedule to join the residents and staff at Hampton Grange. Over tea and shared confectionery, he captivated them with poignant stories and experiences. During this special visit, Billy also discussed his new TV programme and upcoming UK tour, creating a unique and cherished experience on such a meaningful day.
Reflecting on the occasion, Billy expressed,
"It was an absolute honour to share a moment with the residents and incredible staff for Remembrance Sunday. Thank you for the needed, fantastic work you do."
Billy's illustrious military career, which commenced in 1983 with the Parachute Regiment, reflects a journey of diverse roles and operational tours across global locations. As a key figure in the SAS since 1991, he has played a pivotal role in strategic operations and high-level training worldwide, earning prestigious awards such as the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery and an MBE presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Home Manager, Louise Craddock, shared her sentiments,
"Having Billy join us for our Remembrance Day Service was an extraordinary honour and a deeply meaningful experience for our residents. His presence added a profound layer of respect and gratitude to the occasion. Billy not only brought with him a wealth of remarkable stories and experiences but also genuine warmth and compassion as he engaged with our residents."
Billy's visit exemplifies the power of connecting generations, bridging the past and present, and the enduring impact of shared stories and human connection.

Operated by Rotherwood Healthcare, Hampton Grange provides Specialist Dementia and Nursing Care. For more information, call 01432 272418, or visit Hampton Grange.