Joint venture delivers very moving tribute

David Foster and military bugler Nick joined forces for the tribute.
David Foster and military bugler Nick joined forces for the tribute.

David Foster, from Market Weighton,is a senior operational manager at the Royal Mail.

A talented cornet player, he has played every Christmas for the past 12 years at the delivery units leading up and including Christmas Eve to give something back to the front line team members.

David made The Royal Mail aware that he had played his recording of the Last Post at the Remembrance Day service in All Saints Church, Shiptonthorpe.

The firm has always acknowledged Armistice day, which is why David formulated the idea that a joint venture with the military for this year which, if supported by Royal Mail, would be very fitting.

Mr Foster said: “I was involved the previous year supporting the Shiptonthorpe Heritage Project with their contribution to the Rememberence Day Service at All Saints Church, Shiptonthorpe, playing my recording of the Last Post and was struck by the dignity of the occasion.

“This led me to request the Royal Mail to embark on a joint venture with the military.”

Mr Foster went on to add that the request was supported and a military bugler from the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps at Catterick Garrison was provided.

This required no small measure of hard work. And a dedicated team led by Ted Bowron produced this very moving tribute on behalf of the Shiptonthorpe Heritage Project.

Mr Bowron said “I think that the whole experience was incredible, the fact we were lucky enough to have two skilled musicians like Dave and Nick Davey play for us was great and I believe the time we had to throw something like this together made the whole thing that much more rewarding once we had the finished product.”