Royal British Legion Remembrance Services and Parades 2018
- Alfriston & District Branch will be holding it’s Remembrance Service and Parade in Alfriston Village on – Sunday 11th November.
- The Parade will depart from the Village Square, Alfriston at 10:30am en route to the Church.
- Service of Remembrance which will commence at 11:00am
Bexhill on Sea
- The parade forms up at Devonshire Square for 10:00am, marching off at 10.10am down Devonshire Road led by the Reunion Band, along Marina to the Sea Front War Memorial.
- The service begins at the War Memorial at 10.40am and includes the wreath laying. The parade then marches back along Marina to the De La Warr Pavillion where the Chairman of the Council & the Mayor take the salute & continues along Sackville Road to Town Hall Square where the parade is dismissed.
- Remembrance Day services at the War Memorials at St Bartholomew’s Church in Burwash and St Philip’s in Burwash Weald.
- 10:30am Service of Remembrance at St Michael and All Angels Church, Jarvis Brook
At Chapel Green:
- 11:00am – Armistice Day Commemoration at the War Memorial, Chapel Green
- 2:00pm – Parade and March from Croft Road car park to the War Memorial at Chapel Green
- 2:30pm – Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial, Chapel Green
- 3:00pm – Service of Remembrance at All Saints Church, Chapel Green
At Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, Eridge Road:
- ‘The Lighting of the Beacon’ Service
- 6:40pm – Tribute to the Millions read out by Crowborough Town Mayor, Councillor Greg Rose
- 6:45pm – The Names of the Fallen read out by the Chairman of the Crowborough Branch of the Royal British Legion, Nigel Allison
- 6:55pm – Last Post sounded out by bugler, Michael Beesley
- 7:00pm – Lighting of the Beacon by Crowborough Town Mayor, Councillor Greg Rose
- 7:05pm – Ringing out of church bells
- The Civic Remembrance service attended by the Mayor of Eastbourne and combined services organisations. The service will take place at the War Memorial Roundabout on Cornfield Road, Eastbourne at 11:00am.
- The 11:00am service will include the parade from King Street, act of remembrance and singing of hymns and the national anthem accompanied by the Choir from St Swithun’s and the East Grinstead Concert Band.
- During the 2 minutes silence a big screen stationed on the market square will show the earlier lighting of the East Court beacon as part of the National Battles Over Beacon lighting.
- The East Grinstead Concert Band will form up around the jubilee fountain and the parade will form in the road by the war memorial. After the service the band and parade will move off to Chequer Mead Car park where they will disperse.
- If you are not joining us, please be aware that the High St will be closed to traffic from 10:15am and will not reopen until the parade has cleared the high st. All will be open by 12pm.
- The East Hoathly Parade will muster at the King Edward Public House on Waldron Road at 10:30am.
- The Remembrance service will take place at the East Hoathly Village Church at 11:00am
- A brief remembrance service is held at the War Memorial on the village green at 2:00pm at which the names of the fallen from this village are read out.
- Sunday 11th November Remembrance Sunday. 10:30am Laying of Wreaths at the War Memorial followed immediately by the Remembrance Service in Holy Trinity Church.
- A full remembrance service is held in St. Marks Church at 3:00pm, during which the names of the fallen from this village are read out.
- The Hailsham & District Branch parade will take place on Sunday 11th November.
- Mustering in the Waitrose car park at 10:00am
- Marching through town to arrive at the War Memorial at 10.45am.
- All welcome
- Hastings Remembrance Parade. Alexandra Park 11:00am.
- Ex -Service Associations Muster Point is the loading bay area of Morrison’s Supermarket at 10:15am.
- Pre-Service & Youth Organisations Muster point Lower Queens Road (outside the Town Hall) 10:15am.
- As part of the Service a Miners Lamp will be Light and then taken to The Town Hall & later to St Clements Church where it will be collect and taken to the East Hill. The torch that will light The Beacon will be light from the lamp.
- The Heathfield and District Remembrance Sunday service will be held at Old Heathfield Parish church at 10:00am and this service will be followed by Wreath laying at the War Memorial some 30 mins. Later due to the memorial being some half a mile away.
- Kingston War Memorial, Kingston Lane 12:30pm
- On the 11th November, the Armistice parade at Lewes memorial 10:45am for 11:00am, ending at 11.30am.
- Remembrance parade forms up in Westgate (White Lion) at 2:15pm steps off at 2:30pm.
- Marching to the memorial for a service, returning to Westgate where the parade will fall out to attend St Michael’s church service. Ends at 3:30pm.
- A short service of remembrance is held around the War Memorial in the High Street at 10:45am. This is followed by the national two minutes silence at 11.00am. Immediately following this silence, a full ecumenical remembrance service is held in the adjacent St. Dunstan’s Church, during which the names of all the fallen from Mayfield in both world wars are read out.
- The service at St Michael’s Church is expected to start at 9:45am. Following the service, the parade will form up in Neill’s Close, before marching down Meeching Rise, across and down the one-way into Meeching Road, down the High Street and finally along Bridge Street to the Memorial Green. At 11:00am there will be a two minute silence followed by prayers and wreath laying.
- The parade will muster at the Joff Car Park area at 10:00am this year and will march to the War Memorial site at 10:30am.
- The first part of the service will start as soon as the parade arrives with the welcome, the reading of the war heroes’ names followed by the Exhortation.
- At 11:00am the Bugler will sound the Last Post and the Royal Legion’s standard will dip.
- As the notes fade away, the town will join the rest of the nation in paying our respects for two minutes.
- After, the bugler will sound the Reveille the RBL standards will be raised.
- The Kohima Epitaph, “When you go home Tell Them of us…” will be read by Johan van Vuuren followed by the traditional laying of the wreaths by the various councils and local organisations.
Pett & District
- On the 11th November our District Branch covers all three churches within our District for a Remembrance Service. These churches are: St. Mary & St. Peter – Pett. St. Laurence – Guestling. St. Nicholas – Icklesham and St. Andrews – Fairlight.
- The church this year is Pett Village Church. The time for the service is 10:15am.
- Sunday 11th. The Rotherfield (East Sussex) branch will attend St Denys Church Remembrance Service commencing at 10:30am.
- After the service British Legion will proceed with the Standard to Rotherfield new War Memorial at rear of Church where the public can place small wooden crosses in ground if they so wish.
- 11th November. Civic parade, Church Service and Wreath laying at the Town Memorial.
- Be seated in Rye St Mary’s Church by 10:45am. 10:20am at Adams in Rye High Street for marchers.
- Remembrance Service at Sedlescombe Parish church at 10:45am.
There will be a short service and the firing of maroons at the War Memorial at the Church of the Holy Cross at 11:00am on the morning of Armistice Day followed by the Remembrance Parade at 2:00pm.
The parade will form at the north end of Luxford Field car park and will proceed to The Church of the Holy Cross for the Remembrance Service via Civic Approach, Uckfield High Street and Church Street. After the service and laying of wreaths the parade will reform and return to Luxford Field car park via Church Street, Uckfield High Street and Library Way where the Mayor of Uckfield and the Queens Representative, Councillor Barry Mayhew, will take the salute.
- The Parade Itinerary is as follows:
- 2:00pm – Guests and participants meet at Luxford Field Car Park.
- 2:25pm – Form Parade.
- 2:35pm – Parade departs for The Church of the Holy Cross.
- 3:00pm – Remembrance Service at The Church of the Holy Cross.
- 3:50pm – Exit Church, wreath laying at memorial and the playing of the Last Post.
- 4:10pm – Parade reforms and returns to Luxford Field Car Park via Library Way where the Mayor of Uckfield will take the salute.
- On dispersal, the parade are invited to refreshments kindly supplied by Uckfield Town Council in the Civic Centre.
Wadhurst and Tidebrook
- Sunday 11th: 9:45am: March from Grosvenor Place to Wadhurst War Memorial; Service at 10:15am then march back to the Parish Church for Church Service
- The West Hoathly Branch are planning a service to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI on Sunday 11th November with a service in Finches Field, where we will have a short service and remember those from the village who lost their lives finishing with the lighting of the beacon and ringing of Church Bells. We plan to start at about 6:30 pm and finish about 7:30 pm then back to Sharpthorne Club for sausage rolls and a drink.
- Our parade at Willingdon will take place on the 11th November. The muster will be at 10:30am in Upper Kings Drive and will march off at 10:45am to St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Willingdon; to return parade to the muster point after the Church Service at approx 11:45am.
- There will be a second Remembrance Parade at Butt’s Brow, Willingdon. Muster in the car park at Butt’s Brow at 3:00pm to proceed to the Ruthless Memorial on Willingdon Hill for a short Service and Wreath laying. Dismiss at the Memorial.
- Both venues are weather dependant. The morning Church service will go directly to St Marys Church. And The Ruthless Service would be cancelled.