Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 11th November

Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at the Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All Leaders, Sea Scouts, Sea Rangers and Explorers are excepted to attend this parade. Those not attending are to give their reason in writing to their Section Leader before the 11th November.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square by 1000hrs sharp. The service and parade will finish at 1200hrs back at the start.

Full uniform must be worn including poppy that should be worn above the bow on the cap tally band. It is generally cold so please make sure that you have a good hot breakfast before coming and that you wear a few layers under your uniform jumper. Coats and waterproof clothing will only be worn if it rains. Bring a coat with you and they can be left in Leader’s cars if not need during the Parade. If possible, please make sure that your coat is black, navy or a dark colour, no bright colours.

This is an important day where we are in the public view and as the biggest Sea Scout Troop and the biggest Sea Ranger Crew in the county we should make a good effort to attend and pay tribute to those who lost their lives for their Country during the two World Wars and other conflicts. A good smart turnout would be appreciated both by me and the Veterans who attend the Service.

Carol Tissington

GSL