Welcome to the Royal Wootton Bassett Branch - No. 2619
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the National Custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance time is the time tradionally set aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
On Sunday 11th November 2018 the Royal Wootton Bassett Branch of the Royal British Legion held its Annual Remembrance Parade. In 2018 though. some slight changes had to be made as our Remembrance Parade fell on the same day as Remembrance Day.
The Parade assembled in Iceland Car Park at 10.00am, ready to March Off at 10.20am. It included ex-servicmen, present service personal and many organisations and Youth Groups from within the area as well as a large number of very young boys and girls from the various Cubs, Brownies and Rainbows Groups.
The Parade stopped at the War Memorial to lay wreaths after which the Chairman said the Exhortation. This was followed by the sounding of the Last Post followed by a Two Minutes Silence. At the end of the Two Minutes Silence Reveille the President recited the Kohima. The Parade then marched onto Church for Remembrance Service.
The Salute was taken by the Dignitaries as the Parade marched back through the Town.
After the Parade had been dismissed at the Iceland Car Park, refreshments were available in the Conservative Club to which all Officers and Group Leaders were invited.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and took part in the Parade and also we would like to thank all those people who support us in so many ways not just on this occasion but through out the whole of the year.
For information on the planned Remembrance Parade for 2019 can also be seen in the News & Forth-coming Events section.
"When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow - we gave our today."
TWO MINUTES SILENCE
(We must remember them)
Two minutes silence out of one day
A fair exchange each year we pay.
In less than the time our egg to boil -
For a young man's death on foreign soil.
Two minutes silence we put aside
To honour those who bravely died.
In less than the time to toast a slice
We remember who paid the ultimate price.
Two minutes silence and we all stand still
Some may not but others will.
In less than the time to wait for a bus -
We thank the soldiers who died for us.
Two minutes silence on November eleven
Our heroes we praise from Scotland to Devon.
In less than the time these words to pen -
Then enjoy our lives - that we owe to them.
Written by Sheila Webb