Sunday 12th November saw the Remembrance Day Parade take place in Buckingham. The well-attended parade was organised by the Royal British Legion and formed up on Market Hill at 10:15am ready to march to the war memorial at St Peter & St Paul’s Church where the service took place at 11am.
A big screen, funded jointly by Buckingham Town Council and the Buckingham branch Royal British Legion was erected on the green outside St Peter & St Paul Church so that members of the public who could not get close enough to the war memorial could watch the service.
The parade formed up on Market Hill which was closed to all traffic and a rolling road closure was in place from 10:15am for the rest of the town centre. The parade set off for the war memorial at St Peter & St Paul’s Church where the Remembrance Day Service was held. Town Mayor, Cllr Anja Schaefer laid a wreath on behalf of the residents of Buckingham.
When the service was over, the parade marched back to Market Hill. As it passed the dais which had been erected in the high street, Deputy Lieutenant Amanda Nicholson took the salute.
Among those taking part in the parade were the Royal British Legion, 1673 Air Cadets, St John’s Ambulance, local Guides and Scouts Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood Team, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, and local schools.
Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee Cllr. Robin Stuchbury had the following to say: “On behalf of the Town Centre & Events committee, I would like to thank firstly the Royal British Legion for all the organisation and effort they put into the event and secondly, I would like to thank all the volunteer stewards who came out to support the event insuring it could take place safely and all those different organisations who attended the event and took the opportunity to recognise the sacrifice and contributions of others.”