Atherstone Remembrance Parade 2012

Members of Athelstan Lodge joined the annual Remembrance Parade on Sunday, 11 November 2012, to honour those who lost their lives in two World Wars.  The Master, W Bro Robert Evans, with a number of other brethren, marched with representatives of other Atherstone-based organisations to the Memorial Hall where a service was held.

A number of Lodge members took part in the service as part of their affiliation with other organisations and as representatives of local government, including the current Mayor of Atherstone, Bro Mejar Singh Gill.

W Bro Frank Salt honours The FallenAfter the service, those involved moved in procession to the cemetery in Sheepy Road, where a further open-air act of remembrance took place in brilliant sunshine.  Poppies were dropped from a bi-plane as a fitting end to the proceedings.

W Bro Frank Salt, an ex-RAF bomber command technician, laid a wreath on the newly-refurbished memorial on behalf of the members of the Athelstan Lodge.

Following the return of the column to the muster point in the town, with the Mayor and other dignitaries taking the salute along the way, members of the Lodge, their wives and friends, ended a thoroughly successful event with a welcome cup of coffee at the Atherstone Red Lion hotel, who donated £1.50 of the cost of each hot drink bought that morning to the local Poppy Appeal.

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