Andover Remembers the Fallen
10 Nov 2013
Deputy Lieutenant Khalid Aziz Mayor of Test Valley Janet Whiteley RBL President Brian Page
Deputy Lieutenant Khalid Aziz Mayor of Test Valley Janet Whiteley RBL President Brian Page
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Standard Bearers March Past
Standard Bearers March Past
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A Service of Remembrance was held in the Garden of Remembrance in Andover, followed by a parade down Eastern Avenue, where the Mayor, Cllr Janet Whiteley, accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant and the President of the Royal British Legion took the salute.

At 10 o'clock,there was a service in St Mary's, Andover, and at 10.45 the Civic Party was received at the Garden of Remembrance by the Royal British Legion Ceremonial Officer. The Reverend Canon John Harkin took the Service, with an address given by the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Tim Dakin. There was a fly past, then the bugler sounded the Last Post and the Reveille before wreaths were laid. Wreaths were laid by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire, the Mayor of Test Valley, the local MP and the President of the Andover Branch of the Royal British Legion.

A pipe band then led the march past, which was very well supported. "There seemed to be more people in the Garden of Remembrance than ever before, and we were blessed with fantastic autumn weather. Andover has many military connections, and I know that servicemen in the field will be heartened by the degree of support shown throughout the country on Armistice Sunday.
 
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