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Remembrance Parade & Service
A major event of the Royal British Legion calendar in Stamford is annual the Remembrance Parade & Service in Broad Street on the second Sunday of November, Remembrance Day – 10 November in 2019. This is a civic event led by the Town Mayor, with the advice of the Royal British Legion. All members of the public are cordially invited to join us as we remember and honour all those who have given their lives in the service of the nation.
The day begins in Star Lane with a march led along Broad Street to the War Memorial. At the War Memorial they are met by the Town Mayor and Councillors, the Lord Lieutenant (or his Deputy), other members of the Civic Party and senior military officers, all on the balcony of Browne’s Hospital above the War Memorial. A crowd of several thousand members of the public and children’s groups will also have been gathering there since early morning.
The Service is conducted by the Honorary Chaplain of the Royal British Legion in Stamford, supported by the Mayor’s Chaplain, the Chaplain to RAF Wittering, and ministers of other denominations. After an initial prayer, the Last Post, and the RBL Exhortation, a Two Minute Silence is held at precisely 11.00am to mark when the guns fell silent in World War One. The Reveille is then played, followed by the ‘Kohima’.
The Town Mayor lays the first wreath, followed by senior officers of the three Armed Services, and the President of the Royal British Legion in Stamford. Further wreaths are then on behalf of other ex-Service organisations, the Cadet Troops, civilian uniformed services, charitable groups, youth organisations, and by members of the public.
The Service continues with two hymns, a reading by the Town Mayor, a poem by the year’s Poet Laureate, and the National Anthem.Finally the Parade marches off, saluting the names on the War Memorial as it passes.
Please see the links for this year’s Service Sheet and Order of Assembly
Below you can find more details of the Order of Service and the parade itself.