We will be attending 2 remembrance events on Sunday 11th November.
The Royal British Legion Parade – Meet in FULL SMART uniform from 10:00 am at The Royal British Legion in Brookhill Road East Barnet. Parade will move off promptly at 10:30 and march to the Methodist Church in East Barnet where wreaths will be laid followed by a short service. We will then march back to the Royal British Legion in Brookhill Road and dismiss at approx. 12:30.
Beacon Lighting at Frith Grange: Full uniform to be worn.
Participants start to arrive. Various activities in buildings and on the field.
“Soon the Guns on the Western Front will be silenced”
Firing of Rockets.
“Sunset” – as played by The Band of the Irish Guards
Invitation to gather for the Ceremony
Parading of the Flags
“Flowers of the Forest” – Scottish Lament
(Piper – Richard Kruse – 10th Finchley (Scottish) Scout Group)
Welcome given by Martin HC Russell Esq. DL FCT
Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Barnet
“The Tribute to the Millions”
“The Soldier” – a poem by Rupert Brooke
“In Flanders Fields” – a poem by John McCrae
“For the Fallen” – a poem by Robert Laurence Binyon
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old”
THE LAST POST (Flags are dipped in salute)
Lighting of the Beacon of Light by Cllr. Caroline Stock, Deputy Mayor of Barnet, accompanied by Mrs Angelika Schöttler – Mayor of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Mrs Jutta Capito – Deputy Mayor of Siegen Wittgenstein and Mr Hervé Liévrè – Deputy Mayor of Chaville, symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
The National Anthem
Ringing Out for Peace
Dismiss/Goodnight – Piper will play out the guests.
March Past Medley – Band of the Irish Guards
The timings, format and content are in line with and is part of a Nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.