Sunday 3 August
12 noon to 1pm
Parade and service of remembrance.
Redbridge will be holding a Drumhead service to mark the
Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
- 11.45 am Union flag is flying above
- 12.00 noon Parade steps off with Standard
Bearers, 217 SQN and Contingents. Parade to halt at Town
- 12.05 pm Parade Commander orders the
parade to right turn, facing the Town Hall. Standard Bearers
ordered to fall out and place standards across the
drums. Parade Commander orders the parade to open order, left
dress. Standard bearers by the dais.
- 12.15 pm Reverend Richard Whyber: A
prayer for those who have served: Last Post and Reveille: Speeches
from Multi-Faith leaders
- 12.45 pm Parade is brought into close
order. Parade Commander requests permission from the Mayor to march
off. Standard Bearers take post at the head of the parade and
the parade turns right and marches to Town Hall Car Park via
For those who are unsure what a Drumhead Service is, it
is a church service conducted "in the field" during armed
conflict, often near the battlefront.
Lacking a church to attend, the military command would use its
drums, piled neatly and draped with appropriate colours (national
or regimental flags, for example) to create an altar. Remembering,
in much of the Western World, military chaplains or padres were
expected to conduct non-denominational or multi-denominational
services to the troops, the drumhead altar was a "generic" altar,
suited to its military purpose.
Town Hall steps
Redbridge Town Hall
128-142 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD
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