NEWS

NOVEMBER 2ND 2017

Army Reserve Centre lit up red ahead of Remembrance Sunday

Army Reserve Centre on Ulverscroft Road Light Up Your Building initiative

Army Reserve Centre illuminated red

The Army Reserve Centre on Ulverscroft Road in Leicester is taking part in the ‘Light Up Your Building’ initiative for the second year running.

The centre, which is home to 2 Company, 3 Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, along with cadets and adult volunteers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force, is being illumined in red as part of the City and County’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

Public and private sector organisations are all being encouraged to light up their buildings from 26 October to Remembrance Sunday on 12 November, the duration of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: “This is a local initiative that is being led by Leicestershire’s World War One Reference Group, with the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion.

“The red illumination is a simple but effective way for us to commemorate the Great War and promote the annual Poppy Appeal.”

Captain Andy Lewis, Second in Command of 2 Company, 3 Royal Anglian, said: “The ‘lit up red initiative’ is an appropriate way to commemorate service personnel lost in previous conflicts and provides a great visual spectacle on the buildings we use”.

“This is a local initiative that is being led by Leicestershire’s World War One Reference Group, with the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion. The red illumination is a simple but effective way for us to commemorate the Great War and promote the annual Poppy Appeal.”