Remembrance Weekend 2016

In honour of this year's remembrance day, Servicemen and women from Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps took part in several events around the county. Sunday began with marching through Tewkesbury followed by a service at their abbey. They also marched through Gloucester, leading contingents of British military cadets, veterans and members of the Royal British Legion into a service of remembrance at the Gloucester Cathedral. (NATO Photo / WO2 Dan Harmer GBR Army / Released
14 Nov 2016

INNSWORTH, UK - The servicemen and women of Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps participated in several remembrance events from 11-14 Nov in their home of Gloucestershire.

Beginning Friday, they held a ceremony of remembrance and two minutes silence in honour of Armistice Day at Imjin Barracks, 11 Nov 2016.

Officers and Soldiers of Support Battalion Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC Sp Bn) joined Tewkesbury borough councilors and staff in commemorating Remembrance Sunday, attending a service at Tewkesbury Abbey and a wreath laying ceremony at the Town Memorial.

A two minutes silence, began at 11 a.m. giving local residents and visitors the opportunity to join with others around the world to pay their personal respects to the sacrifices made by those who served.

Tewkesbury Borough Mayor Cllr Ron Allen said "Remembrance Day is a chance for us all to pause for just two minutes to remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives in World War I, World War II and in conflicts since. The end of the silence was marked by raising the national flag and a playing of Reveille.

After laying wreaths at the Gloucester Cenotaph, members of the ARRC, 1 Signal Brigade, and troops from across the county paraded in town and attended the Remembrance Sunday service at the historic Gloucester Cathedral. 

"For me, remembrance is a chance to recognise the immense sacrifice made by our servicemen and women and their families throughout history. It's a time to honour and reflect," said Lieutenant General Tim Radford, commander, Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

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Story by HQ ARRC Public Affairs Office

 

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