REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY AND ARMISTICE DAY
Remembrance Sunday, is held on the second Sunday in November to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in wars and conflicts.
The event overseen by the Harwell Parish Council, supported by the RBL Branch as a joint effort, and comprises of a parade along the High Street to the Village War Memorial, where a service is held including, the two minutes silence and laying of wreaths. This is followed by a service in St. Matthews Church.
On Armistice Day itself, 11th November, Legion Members hold a short ceremony at the War Memorial.
Remembrance Sunday Ceremony: With the Covid-19 pandemic influencing us all, there was the expected impact upon annual November Remembrance commemorations, however Harwell Branch of the RBL were keen that the event was still recognised. In line with Government guidelines and consultation with the Parish Council, a smaller service took place...Read More
The 2019 Remembrance Parade and Service at the Village War Memorial was well attended by Parade goers and villagers alike, in crisp, clear, if cold, conditions. The Parade marched from Townsend to the War Memorial in the High Street. Around 200 people in total and 10 Standards, consisting of the...Read More
Remembrance Sunday photos
Photos of the 2019 Parade were taken by Simon Haycox and Bob Girling and can be found on the Harwell RBL Branch Parades Facebook page, along with photographs taken in previous years.