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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 2020 Armistice will be on Wednesday 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 2020 event. Building on the huge success of the 2019 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.
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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.
Lest We Forget
The Armistice Committee have designed a new Pin Badge for the 2019 98th Anniversary of Bedworth Armistice. They are now available from
Cuff links, Brooches and Tie Pins are also available to buy.
It is with great sadness that the BADC has learned of the death of our Parade Marshal Jim Nicholson. Jim served with 1 Para, after being demobbed he joined Jaguar until he retired. A long serving member of the Bedworth Paras, he also joined the Bedworth Armistice Committee and, along with Jesse Owen, became our Joint Parade Marshal. When Jesse stood down due to ill health Jim took over as Parade Marshal, marshalling both the military and civilian parts of the parade, a role he performed with elan for many years. Jim’s health deteriorated over the last couple of years, but he still attended the Armistice as Parade Marshal, always bringing order from the chaos and leading from the front.
Thank you for everything Jim, you will be sorely missed.
At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We will Remember Them
Pin Badges Available