Thurcaston & Cropston Parish Council have installed a new wooden planter situated on the corner of Cropston Road/Station Road in Cropston and have honoured it to the memory of Flight Lieutenant RakeshChauhan of Cropston who waskilled in Afghanistan in April 2014. A brass commemorative plaque will be placed on the planter.
The inauguration will take place on Monday 6th June 2016 and will be attended by The Chauhan family, friends and Councillors. Lady Gretton JP Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire and the new Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood will also be attending.
The inauguration will involve the planting of Lavender from RAF Odiham where Rakesh was stationed. Three Lavender plants will be planted by Lady Gretton, Mr & Mrs Chauhan and Rakesh’s brother Kesh and his fiancee.