Remembrance Day Parade and Service – 2018

The 2018 Remembrance Day Parade and Service took place on Sunday 11th November, exactly 100 years after the end of World War I.

Following an absolutely awful start weather wise to the morning the actual Parade and Service took place in bright sunshine. The Parade from the Ash Centre was led by lone piper Ewan McDermot. The Union Flag was this year carried by representatives from St John Ambulance.

The congregation was led by the Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Councillor Nigel Manning, Surrey Heath MP The Right Honourable Michael Gove, and Clerk to the Council Sarah Groom. They were joined by a number of Veterans, members of The University of the Third Age (U3A), St John Ambulance, the Scout and Girl Guide organisations.

The Service was conducted by members of the local clergy and the music was provided by the North East Hampshire Area School Band. During the service the names of the fallen who died between November 2017 and November 2018 were read out by ash Manor School Head Girl, Katie Pellew.

Tim Edwards once again came from Northamptonshire to marshal the Parade. Following the service everyone returned to the Ash Centre were the salute was taken by Councillor Nigel Manning who after thanked everyone involved in the Service and Parade. Teas and coffees provided by the local Mothers Union were then available in the Ash Centre.

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