Welcome to the Stamford Branch of The Royal British Legion
You are cordially invited to join us in Remembrance, which will be held this year on Armistice Day itself, Sunday 11th November 2018.
Below you can find more details of the Order of Service and the parade itself.
Details of Parade & Service of Remembrance
Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018
Centenary of the Armistice 1918
The Annual Service of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths will take place at the War Memorial, Broad Street, Stamford, on Sunday, 11 November 2018,
The Officer in charge of the Royal Air Force Detachment will assume overall command of the Parade at the War Memorial and will give the necessary words of command. He or she will return command of the separate civilian detachments to their own Commanders for the March Off, Salute and Dispersal.
Appendices A and D show the orders of the Parade March On and Off. The Stamford Brass Band will march with the Parade and accompany the Service. Appendix B sets out the order of Assembly for the Service.
The Service will be conducted by the Rev. Canon Stephen Simcox, Honorary Chaplain of the Stamford Branch of the Royal British legion (RBL Chaplain), assisted by the Deputy Mayor’s Chaplain and other Chaplains.
The Service will begin with a prayer by the RBL Chaplain, followed by the Exhortation, Last Post at 11.00am, the Two Minute Silence, Reveille, and Kohima.
Service sheets (Appendix C) will be available on the day and officers in charge of detachments are asked to arrange collection from Browne’s Hospital.
Each non-marching organisation should arrange its own assembly/dispersal point before mustering at the War Memorial and after the Remembrance Service.
Each Detachment Commander is strongly urged to read these instruction carefully where they refer to his or her Detachment. Any enquiries should be addressed to the Town Hall, Stamford, Tel: 01780 753808.
R.Beresford J. Jackson
Branch Chairman Branch Parade Marshal
Appendices: A: Order of March to the War Memorial
B: Order of Assembly
C: Order of Service
D: Order of March from the War Memorial
MARCH ON & ASSEMBLY
The Stamford Brass Band, ex-Service Detachment, and other marching units will assemble with Standards in Order of March On (Appendix A) in Star Lane (facing the United Reformed Church) and St. Paul’s Street under the command of the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal. The Parade must not move off before 10.50am.
Anyone arriving in Star Lane unable to march or to keep up with the pace will be asked to go independently to the War Memorial.
The ex-Service Detachment and other marching units, led by Stamford Brass and Standard Bearers, will march along Broad Street to the War Memorial under command of the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal.
The Military Detachments will march on independently of the main Parade.
The Assembly Marshals will direct spectators and participants to their various positions (Appendix B). They will also help the Choir through the crowd onto the steps of Browne’s Hospital.
The Wreath Marshals will direct non-marching Wreath Bearers to their various positions in front of the War Memorial as shown in Appendix B.
The Mace Bearer, Deputy Mayor of Stamford, and the Navy, Army and RAF Representatives, and RBL President will take up positions at the War Memorial as shown in Appendix B.
The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), RBL Chairman, Past Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors, RBL and other Chaplains, the Choir, and the Civic Party and other invited guests will assemble in the Board Room of Browne’s Hospital.
Children’s Groups will assemble on the War Memorial as shown in Appendix B.
On arrival at the War Memorial Stamford Brass, Standard Bearers, marching and non-marching units will proceed to their places as shown in Appendix B. The ex-Service Detachment will march onto and halt at the Marker. Stamford Brass will continue to play until the Military Detachments have taken up position and the Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), RBL Chairman, Past Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors, and the Civic Party and other invited guests have taken their places on the balcony. After marching units have faced the War Memorial and stood at ease, non-marchers will form a fourth rank behind the ex-Service Detachment.
The Bugler will take up position on the steps as shown in Appendix B.
The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), RBL Chairman, Past Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors, and the Civic Party will assemble on the terrace of Browne’s Hospital.
The RBL Chaplain, Deputy Mayor’s Chaplain and other Chaplains will take up their positions on the pavement as shown in Appendix B.
Marching Wreath Bearers will leave their units and will take up position with other Wreath Bearers in front of the Parade as directed by the Wreath Marshals.
The Wreath Bearers of the Navy, Army and RAF will take up position to the right of the War Memorial as shown in Appendix B.
The Officer in Charge of the Army Detachment will take up position as shown in Appendix B and take over as Parade Commander.
The Parade Commander will call the Parade to ATTENTION as the Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy) and RBL Chairman move to the centre of the terrace. Former Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors and other members of the Civic Party will move towards the ends of the terrace. The Choir will take up position on the balcony as shown in Appendix B.
The Parade Commander will salute.
When the terrace party is assembled, the Parade Commander will stand the Parade AT EASE. Stamford Brass will stop playing
TWO MINUTE SILENCE
The Parade Commander will call the Parade to ATTENTION.
The RBL Chaplain will say an introductory prayer.
The President of the Stamford Branch RBL will say the Exhortation.
The ‘Last Post’ will be sounded.
THE TWO MINUTE SILENCE WILL BEGIN AT THE END OF THE ‘LAST POST’ AND END ON THE FIRST NOTE OF THE ‘REVEILLE’.
The Parade Commander, all Service Officers and all Detachment Commanders will salute on the first note of the ‘Last Post’ and hold until the first note of ‘Reveille’. Male civilians not in the Parade will remove hats.
Poppies will be dropped from the balcony of Browne’s Hospital.
The Parade will remain at attention throughout.
Standards will be dipped at the beginning of the ‘Last Post’ and will be raised at the first note of ‘Reveille’.
All persons attending are reminded that there will be NO MOVEMENT or NOISE at all during the Silence.
Mobile telephones will be switched off.
The President of the Stamford Branch RBL will say the Kohima.
The Parade will remain at attention.
15 Seconds after the Kohima, the Deputy Mayor of Stamford will receive and lay the first wreath on the War Memorial.
The Navy, Army and RAF Representatives will, separately, lay the second, third, and fourth wreaths.
The Parade Commander will stand the Parade AT EASE for the remainder of the wreath laying.
Stamford Brass will play during the remaining wreath laying.
Wreath Bearers will lay their wreaths in the following groups, as guided by the Assembly Marshals, after which they should return to their units. Private civilians will lay their wreaths last, in groups of three.
1. The Royal British Legion 4. British Red Cross Society
2. The Royal Engineers Association and other St John Ambulance Brigade
Ex-Service organisations Salvation Army
3. Stamford School Combined Cadet Force Lincolnshire Fire Brigade
2 Sqn (Stamford Detachment) Army Cadet Force The Royal Antediluvian Order
2071 (Stamford) Sqn, Air Training Corps of Buffaloes
St John Ambulance Cadets 5. Stamford Scouts & Stamford Guides 6. Any other wreaths.
The Mace Bearer, Deputy Mayor of Stamford and the Navy, Army and RAF Representatives will go up to Browne’s Hospital after the laying of the wreaths.
The Service will follow the service sheet, Appendix C, with the Parade at ease.
After the Blessing, a Drum Roll will sound, and the Parade Commander will call the Parade to ATTENTION for the National Anthem. Stamford Bras will then play.
The Parade Commander, all Service Officers and all Detachment Commanders will salute and hold through the National Anthem. Standards will be dipped throughout. The Parade will remain at attention throughout. Male civilians not in the Parade will remove hats. Mobile telephones will remain switched off.
The Parade will remain at attention.
MARCH PAST, SALUTE, MARCH OFF & DISPERSAL
(see Order of March Off (Appendix D)
The Officer in Charge of the Military Detachment will return command of the separate civilian detachments to their own Commanders.
The Standard Bearers will take post on the left of the ex-Service Detachment. Non-Marchers and anyone unable to keep up with the pace are asked to fall out.
The Royal British Legion Parade Marshal will call Stamford Brass and Standard Bearers, the ex-Service Detachment and Cadet Units to turn to the left.
The ex-Service Detachment, followed by Stamford Brass, will march off under the command of the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal to return to Star Lane. Stamford Brass will play the ‘Royal British Legion March’.
The Cadet Units will march off, under command of their own Unit Commanders, following Stamford Brass.
Each Marching Unit will salute the War Memorial as it marches past.
The members of the RBL Riders Branch will follow the Parade, riding slowly past the War Memorial
The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy) will acknowledge from the terrace the respects paid to the War Memorial.
The Children’s Groups will remain at the War Memorial until all Detachments (including the Military Detachments) have marched past.