Harwell Parish Council and Harwell RBL Branch are delighted to confirm that the 2021 Remembrance Parade will return in its full format on Sunday 14th November, with a 2 minutes silence held on the 11th November.
Remembrance Sunday – 14th November
Following the easing of lockdown restrictions in reaction to Covid-19 by the Government and by the re-opening of the country and particularly large events, planning discussions between Harwell Parish Council and Harwell RBL Branch have concluded, providing there are no further changes to current policy, there is valid reason to plan for a full return to the Remembrance Sunday format the village saw prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Timings remain with the Parade forming up at 10:30 at Townsend, before marching to the War Memorial in the High Street, for the Remembrance Service at 10:45.
Afterward the Parade will march on to the Church to continue the Remembrance Sunday Service.
After Church, Members of the RBL will then attend the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery within the Village Cemetery to lay a wreath, to which all are welcome.
Formal invitations have gone out to previously attending Parade participants, however any other village groups, clubs or teams wishing to take part either in the Parade or to lay a wreath are welcome to do so, and should contact the Branch Ceremonial Officer, Peter Davies.
Any questions, concerns, or queries can be emailed to Peter Davies, Branch Ceremonial Officer, using Harwell.Committee1@rbl.community
We look forward to seeing many of the Villagers on the day
Armistice Day – 11th November
A short commemoration will be held at the High Street War Memorial at 11:00 in recognition of the two minutes silence held on the 11th November. All are welcome to attend to acknowledge the National silence.
Branch Chairman Reginald White will conduct the ceremony saying a few words to indicate the significance of Remembrance, with the Last Post to be played by Dr. Tony Hughes, to mark the start of the Two Minutes Silence.