A day to honour our armed forces

My dear friends, this is to advise you of a forthcoming event that is arranged for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 28.

On this day there will be a march through our town then a Drumhead service held on the Ham Green.

The parade will form up in the high street outside the Co-op at 11.40am and step off at noon with our town band leading the way, marching through the town on to the Ham Green.

I estimate that the march should take no more than 20 minutes.

The parade will form a hollow square under the direction of the parade marshal, the drum pile will already be positioned.


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The service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Dr Philip Bourne.

Near the end of the service there will be a Prelude to World War One, with two poems written and read by two students from the local college.

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After the service, local youth of our valley have organised some displays.

I would like to invite as many from our Sid Valley to attend and join with us; you will all be very welcome. Please support our Armed Forces Day. Semper fidelis.

Dave O’Connor

Chairman

Sidmouth Branch of the Royal British Legion

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