Ash Parish Council

Remembrance Day 2012 -

We Will Remember Them

The 2012 Remembrance Day parade and service took place on Sunday, 11th November 2012. This year although chilly, the sun shone throughout the service and parade.

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 The Girl Guides.

Local dignitaries were led by 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 the Royal British Legion, other uniformed organisations, including for the first time this year, representatives from the Surrey Police Neighbourhood Team, led by Sergeant Alison Adams and members of the University of the 3rd Age (U3A).

The Service of Remembrance was conducted by Reverend Keith Bristow and other members of the local clergy.

Councillor Nigel Manning led the wreath laying ceremony. Followed by 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 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.