Remembrance Parade

Each year Buckingham honours those who have died in War by marching through the town to the War Memorial in a Remembrance Parade.

Remembrance Parade

Organised by the Buckingham Royal British Legion the parade consists of local groups gathering at the market place by the Old Gaol on the morning of Remembrance Sunday each year before marching towards the War Memorial which is the grounds of St Peter and St Paul's Church. A short service of Remembrance is held, including the two minute silence to remember the fallen at eleven. After the service the Parade marches back to the Old Gaol, saluting at they pass a contingent from the Royal British Legion and the Lord Lieutenant's Office, including the Mayor of Buckingham and the Town Clerk, who bow in response.

The parade usually consists of local veterans, the Mayor of Buckingham, Councillors from Town, District and County Council, a representative of the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Navy, Army and RAF Cadets, Scouts, Guides, Youth Groups, Schools and more.

 

Buckingham War Memorial with poppy wreaths laid around it's base
Caledonian Pipe Band
Singing hymns at the Remembrance Service
Scouts parading towards the memorial
crowds gather by the War Memorial for the service