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A chance to honour and remember our Armed Forces at Brentwood’s Remembrance Day parade

23 October 2023
Brentwood Imperial Youth Band leading the 2022 Remembrance Day Parade
Brentwood Imperial Youth Band leading the 2022 Remembrance Day Parade

Residents are invited to help Brentwood commemorate on Remembrance Day all those who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Brentwood's annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service will be taking place on Sunday 12 November.

The parade will start from Brentwood Town Hall at 10:35am and march down Middleton Hall Lane towards the war memorial at the junction with Shenfield Road, where the laying of wreaths will take place and two minutes of silence will be observed. The parade will then continue along Shenfield Road, crossing the mini roundabouts at Wilsons Corner and onto a service at St Thomas’ Church.

The salute will be taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Graham Clegg, accompanied by other dignitaries including the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett and the President of Brentwood Royal British Legion, Brian Kitchener.

Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett said: “It really is an honour to be part of this annual parade that is so well supported and respected in Brentwood. We have a long tradition of marking Remembrance Day in the borough, where we all get an opportunity to show our support for our Armed Forces of past and present and remember those who have given their lives in service for our country. I hope people will join us for the Remembrance Day parade which is also a chance for everyone to have a moment of reflection to remember their own family members and friends who have served.”

The parade will contain contingents from all major uniformed services, Army, Navy and Air Force, including Essex Police, scouts, guides and local charitable organisations. The parade will be headed by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band.

There will be road closures around the parade route area from 10.15am as well as bus route diversions and High Street parking restrictions.