Allissa and Standard red

Allissa to carry the flag for Bridgwater at Festival of Remembrance

STANDARD bearer Allissa Goddard has been chosen to represent the Bridgwater branch of the Royal British Legion at the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall on November 13.

The 23-year-old student has been carrying the standard since she was 15 when she was asked as an army cadet to carry it for the women’s branch.

She was asked to carry it for the main branch when she was 20 and has done so ever since.

Allissa will be heading off for a university placement in September but hopes to return when possible to carry the standard at ceremonial events.

The standard bearer for the Burnham-on-Sea branch has also been chosen to attend the festival.

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