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The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

View our News & Events calendar for details of our local Remembrance events.

14 November 2021

A Town Remembrance Service was held by the War Memorial and was very well attended by the community. A Parade was not possible this year. Our Royal British Legion poppy wreath was laid by our Branch Vice Chairman, Mr Phil Hare.

8 November 2020

This year, owing to the Covid-19 situation, our Annual Remembrance Service was restricted in numbers attending. The Service was led by the Reverend Ian Hill and our Royal British Legion poppy wreath was laid by our Branch Vice Chairman, Councillor Andrew Huggins.

10 November 2019

Our Annual Parade took place at the Buntingford War Memorial on Market Hill. Members of the Forces and ex.Forces paraded through the Town, prior to the Remembrance Service. The service was very well attended by our local community.

11 November 2018

This must have been one of the most successful Remembrance Parade held in Buntingford. The town and local communities turned out and attended in their hundreds. The Act Of Remembrance was again taken by Reverend Ian Hill of St. Peter's Church and the following Ecumenical Service was conducted at Christ Church U.R.C.. 

12 November 2017

The local Remembrance Parade was watched and supported by a very large number of Buntingford and close-by communities all honouring the fallen. The usual march from the Red House to the War Memorial was well attended. The Act Of Remembrance was taken by Reverend Ian Hill of St. Peter's Church where a Service was held after the Parade.  

13 November 2016

Once again the citzens of Buntingford and the surrounding areas turned out to the Remembrance Parade honouring the fallen. The Parade commenced from the Red House and marched to Buntingford's War Memorial where the Act Of Remembrance took place, overseen by the Reverend Ian Hill. A church service followed in the URC Christ Church, along Baldock Road led by the Minister, the Reverend Duncan Goldie.  

08 November 2015

Again many hundreds of people from Buntingford and the surrounding districts attended our Remembrance Parade to honour the fallen.

2015-11-08 Parade

The parade, lead by Captain Tim Henry R.N. marched down the High Street to the town's War Memorial, where the service was lead by the Reverend Ian Hill. Numerous wreaths were laid.

2015-11-08 Salute

09 November 2014

The town once again turned out in huge numbers to watch the Parade and pay tribute to the heroes who gave their lives fighting for their country. Hundreds lined up down the High Street to pay their respects and to watch the Remembrance Sunday parade. The march concluded at the town war memorial, where a series of prayers were read out, along with the laying of wreaths. The wreaths were laid by the community members of all ages, from veterans to schoolchildren.

10 November 2013

2013-11-10 Awaiting Service

2013-11-10 President's Salute

Buntingford's annual Remembrance Parade was attended by hundreds of residents from the town and surrounding villages. Captain T. Henry (RN) led the parade through the town with the standard bearers of our Branch's Royal British Legion, the Royal Signals Association and Army Cadet Force, followed by serving and ex-service personnel, Royal British Legion members with local emergency services personnel, Army Cadets, Scouts and Guides.

The religious service was conducted by town's Royal British Legion Padre Reverend Ian Hill. After the two minute silence, eighteen wreaths were laid.