Prayer service at Cippenham remembers those who fought for our freedom at Normandy

Slough’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community members were among those to attend a special D-Day 75 Prayer Service organised by the Cippenham branch of the Royal British Legion on Saturday.

The service took place opposite the Cenotaph on the Lower Cippenham Lane where members from the Legion and their guests together with the Mayor of Slough, Cllr Avtar Cheema, and Slough MP Tan Dhesi, gathered to remember those who took part in the D-Day landings.

Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough, delivered a short prayer followed by a prayer for world peace that was delivered by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Caliph and Head of the Community at the 2019 Peace Symposium.

Mr Bhatti said: “It was an incredible honour for us to be a part of this very historic prayer service, remembering those who gave their lives for our country, so that we may live in peace.

“Their sacrifice will never be forgotten, nor their incredible bravery. May God grant them eternal peace.

“It was indeed a humbling moment to be able to deliver a prayer at today’s service and I thank the RBL Cippenham for inviting us to be part of something so poignant yet also so full of hope and love.”