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Remembrance Parade & Service 2022

Remembrance Parade and Service will take place in Marlow on Sunday 13th November 2022 at the Memorial on the Causeway.

The Parade will leave from the Royal British Legion Headquarters at approximately 10.35am and arrive at the Memorial on the Causeway for 10.45am when the Service will commence. The High Street and Marlow Bridge will be closed to traffic from 08.30am, with no parking from 08.00am. All roads leading onto the High Street will be closed at that point. Once the Parade and Service has finished the High Street and the Bridge will be opened up for traffic.

Deputy Lieutenant Air Vice Marshall Chris Elliot will be taking the Salute this year.

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Remembrance 2021

Remembrance Parade and Service

Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion were delighted that this very poignant and moving ceremony to remember the Fallen as able to go ahead on Sunday 14th November in its usual format this year.

The parade, which consisted of members of the armed forces, veterans, Royal British Legion, cadets, local organisations,  Brownies, Guides and Scouts, left from the Royal British Legion Headquarters in Station Approach and arrived at the Memorial on The Causeway led by the always impressive Scots Guards Association Pipe Band.

Canon Rev Dave Bull of All Saints’ Church led the Service, with Reverend Sarah Jones of All Saints, Pastor Kenn Baird of Newfield Community Church, and Canon Fr John Udris of St Peter’s RC Church with Marlow’s Town Band providing the music for the hymns and the two National Anthems.

Town Mayor, Cllr Richard Scott, read a prayer for the Fallen and those who suffer. Cadets from the three cadet units in the town reading out the names of the Fallen from the First and Second World Wars and Afghanistan.  Over 40 wreaths were laid during the reading of the names at the memorial.

Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe, came on parade at the start of the Service and took the Salute at the end of the service from the podium near the gold postbox in the High Street. 

Mayor Richard Scott said “I am very pleased to have led the Town’s remembrance at the first physical commemoration since 2019.  I was delighted that so many residents came to pay their respects and take part. I am particularly pleased to be joined by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, The Countess Howe.

Remembrance 2020

Due to Covid-19, the Town Council had taken the decision earlier in the year to cancel the usual Remembrance Parade and Service. As both Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion were determined to ensure that Remembrance was honoured, it was decided to have a ‘virtual Service’ instead. Organisations were invited to lay wreaths at the All Saints’ church memorial which was to be filmed by Tim Ashburner of the BBC and Marlow FM.

Filming took place in All Saints’ Church over two days observing the current Government guidelines, Dave Bull, Rector of All Saints’, Rev’d Nick Thompson from Marlow Methodist Church and Anthea Wratten from River Church all took part. Countess Elizabeth Howe, Deputy Lieutenant laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, together with the Andrew Farncombe Esq. High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Cllr Richard Scott on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council and Cllr Bob Johnson, Deputy Mayor of Marlow. The President of the Marlow Branch of the Royal British Legion, John Chapman, MBE and Chairman of the Royal British Legion Club, Paul Tyler laid wreaths. Representatives from the Air Force, Royal Marine, cadets from 1811 Squadron, Air Training Corp and Marlow Sea Cadets also attended. Many organisations that would normally attend the traditional event at the War Memorial were in attendance.

Deputy Mayor, Bob Johnson, High Sheriff, Andrew Farncombe Esq, Deputy Lieutenant, Countess Howe, Mayor Richard Scott