NEWS

NOVEMBER 22ND 2018

Armistice 100 Parade – City of Lincoln

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The 2nd and 3rd battalions The Royal Anglian Regiment marching through Lincoln.

The City of Lincoln came together to remember the 100 th anniversary of the end of World War 1 with a wreath laying ceremony and tri-service parade through Lincoln’s historic High
Street.

Nearly 100 sailors, soldiers and air personnel paraded from St Martin’s Square through the historic Stonebow and Guildhall to St Benedict’s Church led by the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.

Whilst the Royal Navy and RAF contingents were made up of regular personnel, the Army contingent was unique in that it had 17 Army Reservists from 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian in addition to 15 Regulars from B (Leicestershire) Company 2 Royal Anglian.

The tri service parade in Lincoln

The tri-service parade in Lincoln

The parade commander was Major Mitch Pegg who is the company commander of 4 (Lincolnshire) Company and an Army Reservist.

Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial before the act of remembrance and 2 minutes silence. The parade then marched off in front of hundreds of spectators and were dismissed at the Waterside Centre.

Colonel Jeremy Field MBE, Chairman of City of Lincoln Branch, Royal British Legion. said: “The Service personnel were smart and professional and the band were excellent.  It was definitely the cherry on the icing of the cake for the event and an entirely appropriate way to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War. I thought the public really appreciated the parade and gave them a very good reception. I have received a number of very kind and positive comments.”

This was the first time a tri-service parade had been held in Lincoln to mark such an event but not the first time that 4 (Lincolnshire) Company’s Army Reservists had marched with their Regular counterparts. In 2016, officers and soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd battalions The Royal Anglian Regiment paired up for the National Armed Forces Day parade in Cleethorpes
and for the Somme 100 commemoration at Lincoln Castle.

4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian are recruiting now throughout Lincolnshire and in North and North East Lincolnshire. Find out more here. 

" I thought the public really appreciated the parade and gave them a very good reception. I have received a number of very kind and positive comments.”