A former Lewes soldier has honoured his comrade and friend, the murdered serviceman Lee Rigby.
Tom Freret laid a floral tribute at the foot of Lewes War Memorial. The white flowers spelled ‘Lee Rigby Stand Easy’.
The two became friends when they met at Hounslow Barracks in 2008 and Tom taught him music.
Tom was able to arrange the ceremony after his appeal for funds to buy the floral tribute received great local support. Surplus money will be donated to services charities.
The ceremony took place on the day of Drummer Rigby’s funeral at Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester, attended by the Prime Minister and thousands of mourners.
Drummer Rigby, 25, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed by two assailants in a terrorist attack near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, on May 22.