NORTHERN IRELAND VETERANS ASSOCIATION CHURCH SERVICE AND PARADE SATURDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2018

This year`s service will be held at 1130am on Saturday 08 September 2018 at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR. The service will commemorate and remember all those who lost their lives in the service of the Crown as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland. After the church service we will join forces with the Royal Green Jackets(RGJ) and our Veteran Buglers and march down to the Ulster Ash Grove for the laying of wreaths followed by Last Post and Reveille, sounded by our Buglers. Following the laying of wreaths there will be a twenty minute pause before  the parade forms up for the return march during which the guest of honour will take the salute. Once back in the vicinity of the visitors centre we will then conduct short services at the RGJ and LI memorials.

 

The Central England Branch of the RGJ Association have very kindly invited all Lt Div personnel, attending this event (including wives/partners), to lunch at the Sutton Coldfield RBL, which is fourteen miles south of the NMA. If you wish to attend this lunch please post names to Maj Kennedy(NIVA18), The Rifles Office, Shrewsbury,SY3 8LZ. Names and contact details to arrive by Friday 17 August 2018.