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.