Brighton policeman proud to lay wreath at Rottingdean service

Posted On 09 Nov 2009 at 11:10 pm
Detective Constable Chris Hike laying the wreath yesterday

Detective Constable Chris Hike laying the wreath yesterday

A Brighton police officer who has just returned from service in Iraq says he was honoured to lay a wreath at a Remembrance Sunday service in Rottingdean.

Detective Constable Chris Hike, an officer based on Brighton & Hove Division, has recently returned from a seven and a half months tour of duty in Iraq as second-in-command of the Civil Labour Support Unit.

Chris, a Captain in the Royal Logistic Corps, was deployed to Basra to supervise and be responsible for the day-to-day management of around 400 Locally Employed Civilians (LEC) who carry out vital roles such as interpreting, infrastructure support, essential project work and logisitics.

He said: “I was hugely honoured to have the opportunity to lay the wreath in Rottingdean as a representative of Sussex Police.

“Having just returned from Iraq on operations, I feel closer than ever before to what this day stands for.

“I am also hugely grateful for the support I have been given by Sussex Police to enable me to fulfil my Territorial Army obligations.”

An Act of Remembrance Service was also held in Brighton. The Argus has a full report here.

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