PERSHORE WW1 CENTENARY PARADE. 4/8/2014
On Monday the 4th of August 2014, Worcester Branch Standards and members were invited to take part in the Pershore World War One Centenary Parade, in Broad Street, Pershore. The 101 names of Pershore`s fallen from the Great War were read aloud during the moving service.
After the parade the congregation were invite for a drink and refreshments at the pershore Royal Naval Association Headquarters. Many Thanks from all at Worcester Branch W.F.R.A.
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L>. Mick Leeming, Maurice Smith, Tony Grubb, Alan Fish.
L >. Brian Poyner
Front Rank from Right, Tony Grubb, Bill Kelly, Maurice Smith. With members of the Pershore RBL and RNA.
From R<, Alan Fish, Mick Leeming
Ted Annis Pershore Royal Naval Association ( in epv)
Lt Cmdr Charles Hamlin, President - Pershore RNA
Centre, SSM, D. Crawford-Vine
SSM D. Rawford-Vine leads on to parade the Deputy Lord Lieutenant.
Lt Col. S Payne, President - Pershore RBL. Gives a Welcome Speech.
Address and Prayer is given by the Rev Mark Jennings.
Bethany Ireland of Pershore High School reads a poem.
Lt Cmdr Charles Hamlin, President Pershore RNA. recites the 101 names on the Pershore Roll of Honour 1914-1918
Ken Tallis, Chairman Pershore RBL. Gives the Exhortation.
"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"
The Last Post is played.
Standards are lowered to the ground.
2 minutes silence
Reveille is sounded, Then the Kohima Epitaph is delivered by Ken Tallis, Chairman Pershore RBL. "When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today."
After a short blessing the Parade is Dismissed