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Stamford Branch

Remembrance Parade

Parade & Service of Remembrance

President: D.W. Gladman, ISM, Gren Guards
Chairman: J. Copeland 

Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2012 

The Annual Service of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths will take place at the War Memorial,Broad Street,Stamford, on Sunday, 11 November 2012.

The Service will be conducted by the Rev Canon Dr Donald Gray, Honorary Chaplain of the Stamford Branch of the Royal British legion (RBL Chaplain), assisted by the Mayor's Chaplain and other Chaplains.

The Officer in charge of the Royal Artillery/Royal Air Force Detachment will assume overall command of the Parade at the War Memorial and will give the necessary words of command.

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.

The Stamford Brass Band will accompany the Service.

Orders of March and Assembly are at Annexes A and B. Service sheets (Annex 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.

All enquiries should be addressed to the Town Hall, Stamford, Tel: 01780 753808. 

J. Copeland, Branch Chairman

H. Staveley, Branch Parade Marshal

Annexes: 

A:  Order of March

B: Order of Assembly

C: Order of Service

cc:          

Branch Chairman

Branch Parade Marshal

Branch Assembly Marshals

Branch Honorary Chaplain

Mayor's Chaplain

Standard Bearers

Town Hall

16 Regt, RA,St George's Barracks

OC, RAF Wittering

SWO, RAF Wittering

RNA, RAFA, Royal Lincs Assn

RBL Riders Branch

ACF, CCF, New College ACF, ATC, Police,St John Ambulance Cadets

Stamford Brass

Stamford Police

LCC Highways

St John Ambulance Brigade

Mr Barlowe

Stamford Mercury

Stamford & Rutland Radio

March on & assembly

Scroll down for order of march

10.30am

The Stamford Brass Band, ex-Service Detachment, and other marching units will assemble with Standards in Order of March (Annex A) in Star Laneand St. Paul's Street under the command of the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal. The Parade must not move off before 10.50 am.

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.

10.50am

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 Royal Artillery and RAF Detachments will march on independently of the main Parade and take up positions as shown in Annex B.

The Assembly Marshals will direct spectators and participants to their various positions (Annex B).

The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), the Mayor of Stamford, the Royal Artillery and RAF Representatives, Past Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors, RBL and other Chaplains, the Choir, and the Civic Partyand 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 Annex B.

Non-marching Wreath Bearerswill assemble in front of the War Memorial as shown in Annex B.

At the War Memorial Stamford Brass and Bugler, Standard Bearers, marching and non-marching units will proceed to their places as shown in Annex B. The ex-Service Detachment will march onto and halt at the Marker. Stamford Brass will continue to play until the Royal Artillery and RAF Detachments have taken up position. After marching units have faced the War Memorial and stood at ease, non-marchers will form a fourth rank behind the ex-Service Detachment.

10.55am

The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy) the Mayor of Stamford, the RAF Representative, Past Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors,andthe Civic Party will assemble on the terrace of Browne's Hospital.

The RBL Chaplain, Mayor's Chaplain and other Chaplains will take up their positions on the pavement as shown in Annex B.

The Choir will take up position on the steps as shown in Annex B.

Marching Wreath Bearers will leave their units and will take up position with other Wreath Bearersin front of the Parade as directed by the Assembly Marshal.

The Wreath Bearers of the Royal Artillery and RAF will take up position to the right of the War Memorial entrance as shown in Annex B.

The Officer in Charge of the Royal Artillery/RAF Detachment will take up position as shown in Annex B and take over asParade Commander.

10.57am

The Parade Commanderwill call the Parade to ATTENTION as theMace Bearer, the Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), the Mayor of Stamford, the RAF Representative, and the RBL and other Chaplains move to the centre of the terrace. Former Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors and other members of the Civic Party will move towards the end of the terrace. The Choir will move to the other end of the terrace.

TheBuglerwill take up position on the steps as shown in Annex B.

TheParade Commanderwill salute.

When the terrace party is assembled, theParade Commanderwill stand the Parade AT EASE.

Two minute silence

10.58am

The Parade Commander will call the Parade to ATTENTION.

The RBL Chaplain will say an introductory prayer.

The Chairman of the Stamford Branch RBL will say the Exhortation.

The 'Last Post' will be sounded.

11.00am

THE TWO MINUTE SILENCE WILL BEGIN AT THE END OF THE 'LAST POST'.

The Parade Commander, all Service Officers and all Detachment Commanders will salute and hold until the end of 'Reveille'. The Parade will remain at attention throughout. Male civilians not in the Parade will remove hats.

All persons attending are reminded that there will be NO MOVEMENT or NOISE at all during the Silence.

Standardswill be dipped at the beginning of the 'Last Post' and remain dipped until after 'Reveille'.

After TWO minutes 'Reveille' will be sounded.

The Chairman of the Stamford Branch RBL will say the Kohima.

The Parade Commander will stand the Parade AT EASE.

Wreath laying

The Mace Bearer, the Mayor of Stamford, and the RAF Representative will leave the terrace and move down the steps. The Civic Party, Former Mayors, Mayoresses, Councillors and other guests will remain on the terrace.

The Parade Commander will call the Parade to ATTENTION when the Mayor of Stamford and the RAF Representatives reach the pavement at the bottom of the steps. The Royal Artillery Representative will join them there.

The Mayor of Stamford will lay the first wreath on the War Memorial.

The Royal Artillery and RAF Representatives will lay the second and third wreaths. The Parade will remain at attention until they reach the bottom step of Browne's Hospital on their return to the terrace for the remainder of the Service. The Royal Artillery Representative will rejoin the Parade.

The Parade Commander will stand the Parade AT EASE for the remainder of the wreath laying.

The Stamford Brass Band will play during the final wreath laying.

Wreath Bearers will lay their wreaths in the following groups, as guided by the Assembly Marshal, after which they should return to their units.

1.The Royal British Legion

2.The Royal Naval Association
10th Foot, The Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Association
The Royal Air Forces Association

3. Stamford School Combined Cadet Force
2 Sqn (Stamford Detachment) Army Cadet Force
7 Troop (Public Services Detachment) Army Cadet Force
2071 (Stamford) Sqn, Air Training Corps
Bourne/Stamford Police Cadets
St John Ambulance Cadets

4. British Red Cross Society
St John Ambulance Brigade
Lincolnshire Fire Brigade
The Royal Antediluvian Orderof Buffaloes

5. Stamford Scouts
Stamford Guides

6. Any other wreaths

Service

The Service will follow the service sheet, Annex C, with the Parade at ease. 

National Anthem

After the Blessing theParade Commanderwill call the Parade to ATTENTION for theNational Anthem.

The Parade Commander, all Service Officers and all Detachment Commanderswill 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.

 March past, salute, march off & dispersal

The Standard Bearers will take post on the left of the ex-Service Detachment. Non-Marchers and members of the RBL Riders Branch will fall out.

The Stamford Brass will remain in position.

The Children's Groups will remain at the War Memorial until all Detachments have marched past.

The ex-Service Detachment and other marching units will march off under the command of the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal. They will salute the War Memorial as they march past and return to Star Lane for dismissal.

TheCadet Unitswill march off, as directed by the Assembly Marshal, following the ex-Service Detachment.

The Royal Artillery and RAF Detachments will remain in position and come to ATTENTION to honour the ex-Service Detachment as they march past and salute the War Memorial.

Stamford Brass will then lead the Royal Artillery and RAF Detachments, playing the "Royal British Legion March", as they march off paying due respect to the War Memorial to return to Star Lane.

Finally, the members of the RBL Riders Branch will ride slowly past the War Memorial.

The Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy) will acknowledge from the terrace the respects paid to the War Memorial.

Order of march

Stamford Brass
Union Flag
Leading rank of Standards
Second rank of Standards
Ex-Services Detachment
Combined Cadet Force
Army Cadet Force
Air Training Corps
Bourne & Stamford Police Cadets
St John Ambulance Cadets
Any other contingents.

Order of assembly

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