Nov 09

Huntingdon & District RNA attend Flag-raising for Remembrance Day 2017

On Thursday 9th November 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a flag-raising service for Remembrance Day. This was the first of four Remembrance Day services that the Branch would attend.

Standard Bearers take post

Shipmate Bill Small paraded the Branch Standard, shipmates Karl Webb and Martin Girvan joined VIPs, Councillors, Service personnel from RAF Wyton, and members of the community.

The RBL Remembrance Day flag

A with previous years, the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion also took part and paid their respects to the fallen.

RBL Riders in attendance

As the RBL flag was raised, Lewis Bourne from RAF Wyton’s Voluntary Band, sounded the Last Post.

Raising the RBL Flag

Standard Bearers dipped Standards as the Last Post was sounded.

Standards are dipped for the Last Post

Service personnel from RAF Wyton

After a two-minute silence, speeches were given about the involvement of the Armed Forces from Cambridgeshire during the First and Second World Wars.

Speeches in Remembrance

On completion of the service, all attendees were invited back to the Civic Suite for light refreshments.

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