Shoulder to Shoulder with all who Serve
03/08/2014 10:00am - 03/08/2014 5:00pm
100th Anniversary of the Start of World War 1
March through Llandudno
August 2014 will see the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War. However, we in the Royal British Legion, North Wales, believe that it would not be appropriate to commemorate, on a large scale, the start of what was to become the greatest loss of life we have ever known. However, we also believe that everyone should be reminded of the start of this terrible conflict. With this in mind the RBL North Wales are organising a march through Llandudno, on Sunday 3 August 2014. Those taking part will muster at 1000hrs at the Coach Park and then march, with two bands, through the town to the War Memorial. Here we will hold a short service before marching off down the Promenade.
The parade will be made up of Veterans, drawn from the many Service Associations across North Wales, members of the Armed Forces, public services (police, fire brigade etc) and Youth Organisations. In 1914 many young men marched to their recruiting places behind the local village/town/city band; to remind people of this we will be including both the Llandudno and the Buckley Town Bands.
We have already contacted a number of those who will be involved in this parade, including the Lords Lieutenant of Clwyd and Gwynedd; all have given their support as part of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, for what we believe will be a simple, but moving, ceremony. We hope that in 2018 we will hold a larger event to remember all those who gave their lives 100 years ago so that we may enjoy the freedom that we, and our children, have today.
I would be grateful if you could inform me, using the address/form below, whether you, or your organisation, would wish to take part in this ceremony.
David Drysdale, Lt Col RM
President Colwyn Bay Branch RBL
For further information:
To take part please provide the following information and send to:
John Roberts, Tan-yr-Ywen Cottage, Isallt Road, Llanddoulas, Abergele, LL22 8ND
Telephone no/ Mobile/email
Approximate number taking part:
Standard on parade: Yes/No