A PENSIONER from Yate is inviting residents to a special service for forces engineers, taking place next month.

Dave Yeo, 78, is a member of the Royal Engineers Association and runs the Bristol group for ex-engineers that served in the forces.

Every year the group has a special service around Remembrance Sunday, and on Saturday, November 9 they will be holding their biggest one yet.

The service will take place in the Artillery Grounds, in Whiteladies Road and will welcome numerous members of the association as well as the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE.

“A lot of our members are from the South Gloucestershire area but we would like to welcome more to the group,” Dave said. “We are really proud of what we do and we are looking forward to seeing some potential new members at the service.

“We take part in the service in Chipping Sodbury most years as well so we are very local.”

The service on November 9 will start at 1.30pm at the Artillery Grounds in Bristol.