Armed Forces Past and Present Parade Through City on Remembrance Sunday (2016)



The people of Gloucester are invited to pay tribute to the armed forces on Remembrance Sunday (13 November) as members of the Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association, and serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces march through the City Centre.


The poignant moment will be a time for people to ensure that no-one is forgotten and join with others up and down the country to honour all who have suffered or died in war.


The parade starts at 2.10pm from Boots on Eastgate Street and will make its way along The Cross, continuing along Westgate Street before turning into Gloucester Cathedral via College Street. The parade will also include representatives from the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (A.R.R.C.), Military Preparation College Gloucester, Gloucester Sea Cadets

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, 252 Signals Squadrons and Civic dignitaries.


Mark Paveley, Chairman of Gloucester City Royal British Legion, said:

“What a busy year it has been for the Gloucester City RBL, the Branch continues to provide a public face to the Poppy Appeal whilst actively commemorating events such as the Centenaries of The Somme, The Battle of Jutland and The Battle of Katia amongst others.  Against this the backdrop of welfare to serving and ex-serving personnel continues unabated.  The Branch is to be greatly applauded but, and here is a big but, we need more active members to keep this legacy alive, new member are key to this and I urge you all to consider where you might be able to help.  LIVE ON, to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.”


Earlier in the day, there will be a service at the War Memorial (Park Road) at 10.45am. Gloucester Cathedral will be holding a Service of Remembrance following the parade at 3pm.