Armistice Day, Huntingdon 11/11/2017

On the 11th of November 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a short service of Remembrance for Armistice Day (the main parade taking place on Sunday 12th November).

Huntingdon War Memorial and Town Hall, Armistice Day 2017

Shipmate Bill Small paraded the Branch Standard with S/Ms Karl Webb and Graham Murray also represented the Branch. Prayers were said by S/M, the Reverand Andrew Milton.

RNA & RBL Standard bearers with representatives from the RNA, RBL and ex- HM Forces

Once in position, the Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Jay Dyne, led members of the Town Council to the memorial whilst onlookers gathered to watch the service.

The Mayor of Huntingdon with Town Councillors

As the Last Post was sounded, Standard bearers dipped their Standards as the town fell quiet for two minutes.

Standards are dipped for the Last Post

Wreaths were laid by the Town Mayor and Royal British Legion.

The Mayor of Huntingdon lays the first wreath on behalf of Huntingdon Town

This was the second of four parades taking place for the Remembrance weekend.

S/Ms Karl Webb, Bill Small and Graham Murray at the Huntingdon War Memorial

After the service, S/M Bill Small places crosses in memory of SAC Alan Lindsay and his shipmates, lost during the Falklands Conflict in 1982.

A personal tribute to shipmates lost during the Falklands conflict
We Will Remember Them