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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 although other nearby dates may be appointed.



A number of memorial services were held in various locations on the morning of Sunday 14 November to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.


The service was held in Rheinberg Military Cemetery and was organised by our Branch. The service was led by Rev. Stephen Walton.

The guests included the British and Polish Consul Generals as well as the Canadian Consul. The Landrat from Kreis Wesel also attended. The Branch standard was presented together with those of The Royal Engineers' Association, Willich  and the Technische Hilfswerk.

Particular thanks go to the members of SEFG, Ayrshire Barracks for their assistance and support.

The musical elements of the service was provided by the Band of the Grenadier Guards, Kapellen and Piper David Jonston. The Band has now been appointed as the band of our Branch.




 Reichswald Commonwealth Graves Commission Cemetery

The Branch was represented by our Membership Secretary Alan Tyson-Carter. Alan laid a wreath on behalf of the Branch. He also noted that there are 43 previous Royal Pioneer Corps members buried at the cemetery.



Viersen-Süchteln Cemetery

The Branch was represented by our member Dick Simmons who laid a wreath on the Branch's behalf.  He was accompanied by Malcolm Reed. The ceremony was led by the Mayoress of Viersen, Frau Sabine Anne-Müller. The White Hackle Pipe Band, Süchteln provided musical accompaniment and a young trumpeter played the Last Post. It was a touching ceremony.



Information of RBL involvement at other locations will be input when information/photographs are received.