2015 Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Day 2015

On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2015, an Act of Remembrance took place at the Deal and Walmer War Memorial Hospital, by the Memorial Cross situated in the area in front of the main entrance.
There were six Association Standards on parade with the RMA Deal Branch Standard carried by ‘Dusty’ Miller, the GBA by Jimmy Green, and the RNA by Bob Davies. The Parade Marshall was Malcolm Wells.
The service was led by The Reverend John Lines MBE, Padre to the Downs Branch of the RBL, and the music and bugler supplied by the Snowdown Colliery Band.
Our Chairman Paul ‘Riggo’ Richardson laid a wreath on behalf of the members, and ‘Timber’ Wood laid a wreath for the GBA.
There were many local residents in attendance, with a good turn out of ‘Green Berets’ and children’s groups also attended, many with their own Flag Bearers.
On completion of the service a march took place, led by Piper Alex Miller from the Dover and Deal Sea Cadets, with the Reviewing Officer being our town Mayor, Councillor Adrian Friend.

Armistice Day

A few days later, on Armistice Day 11 November, a further short service took place at the Cross of Sacrifice in the Hamilton Road Cemetery.
Once again our Standards were paraded by ‘Dusty’ and Jimmy, alongside four other Association Standards. John Lines again led the Service, Malcolm Wells kept the parade in order, with the music this time supplied by the Betteshanger Colliery Band. The Exaltation was given by RBL Veteran and RMA club member John Elms.
The Branch Wreath was laid by our President Col David Storrie OBE.
It was pleasing to see many children from local schools at the service, and were thanked for their attendance by a round of applause.
On completion of the service a buffet reception was held in the Branch Club

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