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Hungerford Armed Forces Parade

The sun shone brightly and Hungerford High Street was resplendent in Union flags for the Armed Forces Military Parade on Saturday 30 June.

The day began at 11:00 with the dedication of a Memorial Tree on the Common, with an army chaplain officiating, and then at noon the main Parade started from the football ground before marching down the High Street, where there were displays from various army units. Leading the Parade were the Band of the Royal Logistics Corps who looked very distinguished in their dark braided uniforms and distinctive helmets.

The High Sheriff of Berkshire, Graham Barker, attended with his wife, daughter and mother, and took the salute along with the Deputy Mayor Councillor Keith Knight, Constable of the Town and Manor Ellie Dickins, and the President of the Royal British Legion Jack Williams.

 

It was great to see the crowds all along the High Street enjoying the occasion.

 

Proceedings were brought to a close with a BBQ event, hosted by the army at the Royal British Legion club. It was followed by the playing of the last post and a laying of wreaths by the President of the Royal British Legion, the female President and the High Sheriff of Berkshire. A wreath was then laid on behalf of the Town and Manor and another from Hungerford Town Council to represent the people of Hungerford.

 

Thanks go to Tony Bartlett for the images and report from the day.

1 Comments
  1. Gillian Holmes

    Excellent reporting and photographs. Delightful to see such rapport with Military Personnel and them with the community and particularly loved the family involvement. I wonder what the name of the ‘female president’ is?
    I should love a copy of the photograph of the ‘March past’.
    Rudyard Kipling who wrote the poem ‘Tommy’ would approve !
    Well done to everyone.

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