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When you go home,
Tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow
We gave our today.
They shall not grow old as we who 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 2017 Armistice will be on Saturday 11th November. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Committee invite all ex-service personnel and all Ex-Service Associations, especially the Standards, to attend the 2017 event. Building on the huge success of the 2016 parade, which was truly amazing, this promises to be a massive parade, one of the biggest ever. We would be pleased to have as many National, County and Area Standards as possible.
For further details contact Parade Marshal Jim Nicholson
Contact our Parade Marshal
Lest We Forget
Bedworth in Warwickshire retains the tradition of celebrating Armistice Day at the exact hour, day and month each year. It is now the largest and most famous Armistice Day Parade in Britain. The service is held at the War Memorial in Bedworth's Coventry Road Cemetery in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire representing H.M.The Queen, the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, invited dignitaries and guests, the citizens of Bedworth and the surrounding towns, and supporters from all over the country who travel just to "be there" on the day.
The parade marches through Bedworth town centre before forming up in the Cemetery for the Armistice service; after which the parade marches along the Rye Piece Ringway where the salute is taken, wheeling left at the Pin Island to re-enter the pedestrian zone and dismisses at The Alms Houses.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our most respected old soldiers.
Raymond “Jesse” Owen was Armistice Parade Marshal for many years.
Jesse was an ex- Royal Marine Commando and Korean Veteran. His dedication to the Armed Forces and his beloved Royal Marines was unstinting. He presided as Parade Marshal for three Freedom of Entries to the Borough and numerous Remembrance Parades. Even when the marching got too much he would still attend the services and be waiting there for us as the Parade marched in.
He was diamond and we will miss him .
Stand Easy Jesse, you’ve served your time.