The film took a year to make and features interviews with those in the town who made the simple act of paying their respects as hearses drove by, into a focal point for the nation to honour Britain’s fallen troops.
Focussing on one day, one dead soldier’s return, the film “Wootton Bassett – the town that remembers” charts how local people, and later visitors from far and wide have kept a simple tribute going, which has magnified its symbolism.
The documentary shows from many angles how and why folk turn out for the repatriation of Ranger Aaron McCormick, 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. He was aged 22 when he was killed in an explosion in Nad e Ali last remembrance Sunday (14th Nov 2010).
Lesley & Margaret McCormick pay there deepest thanks to those who came to that day and every other repatriation: ”you can literally feel the respect in the air so you can from the people. Aaron would have wanted to talk to every single one of them to thank him for being there.”