Ash Parish Council

Remembrance Day 2011 -

We Will Remember Them

The 2011 Remembrance Day parade and service took place on Sunday, 13th November 2011. The parade from the Ash Centre to the Ash War Memorial was led by lone piper, Euan McDermott. The Union Flag was carried by representatives from St John Ambulance.

The local dignitaries were led by The Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Councillor Nigel Manning, Clerk of the Council, Carole Olive and other members of Ash Parish Council. They were joined in the parade, by members of other uniformed organisations, and members of the University of the 3rd Age (U3A).

The Service of Remembrance was conducted by Father David Buckley, Reverend Keith Bristow and Reverend Neil Lambert.

Councillor Nigel Manning led the wreath laying ceremony. Followed by Michael Gove and then the represenatives from the local uniformed organisations and members of U3A.

The North East Hampshire Area School Band provided the accompanying music, with buglers sounding the evocative Last Post and Reveille. Tim Edwards of the St. John Ambulance Brigade again efficiently marshalled the Parade.

Following the service, the parade returned to the Ash Centre where the salute was taken by Councillor Nigel Manning and Michael Gove as the various contingents marched past.

Before final dispersal, Councillor Manning thanked all the individuals, groups and organizations that had contributed towards and attended the event.

Tea and coffee were then served in the Ash Centre by members of Churches Together.