WW1 Centenary Commemoration Event November 11th
This November marks the centenary of the end of the Great War that led to the death of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel and re-routed the course of history. Over the past four years our country has been commemorating the Great War (1914-1918) it all began at The Tower of London with ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ a major art installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies pouring from the Tower of London into the moat below creating a sea of blood red, one poppy to represent each life lost.
To further commemorate and in remembrance of the end of the First World War, installations of silhouettes are appearing across the country, The Ivers Parish Council is honoured to support this Royal British Legion ‘Thank You’ remembrance campaign.
The Silent Soldier will stand as a tribute to those who didn't return home and to those whose lives would never be the same again. Following the end of the war in November 1918, the process of demobilisation and discharge was still a long process as the British Army still had commitments to fulfil in Germany, North Russia and in the garrisons of the Empire. On arrival back in England the men would move to a Dispersal Centre, this was a hutted or tented camp or barracks where they received a railway warrant or ticket to their home station. From there they were on their own, and would be seen across the country, walking back home, down the roads and across the fields, returning to their families.
The Royal British Legion & The Ivers Parish Council invite residents, all military personnel and their families to a special event on November 11th 2018 from 6.30 p.m. The Royal British Legion will host the local commemorative service at their premises on Church Road, Iver Heath, the Beacon with thanks to funding secured from South Bucks District Council will be lit by local veterans, and parking is available by kind permission of Pinewood Studios in the Five Points Field adjacent to the British Legion Clubhouse. Refreshments will be available curtesy of the British Legion to include a BBQ, hot chocolate and the Clubhouse Bar will also be open to residents and attendees.
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