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Remembrance Day Parade
12 November 2023 @ 10:15 – 12:00
Each year the Group represents the Scouting and the youth of our city at Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All Sea Scouts and Explorers are expected to attend this service (one of only two events a year we place a greater emphasis on all members attending), to pay our respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
When: Sun 12 Nov – 10:15 to 12:00.
Where: Clifftown Parade, by Prittlewell Square Gardens (SS1 1DW).
Wear: Full uniform, with poppy. Dark coat only if raining.
Who: All Sea Scouts (Renown & Solebay Troops) and Explorer Sea Scouts.
We will meet on Clifftown Parade, Southend, by Prittlewell Square Gardens and the Queen Victoria Statue at 10:15. The service and parade will finish at approximately 12:00 back at the start. Parents and friends are very welcome to watch the parade and service.
Full uniform is to be worn, including a poppy that should be worn above the bow on the cap tally band (or on the left breast if you don’t yet have a cap). 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 will only be worn if it rains. Those members with long hair should wear it fastened up in a bun with a hair net. If you are concerned about the weather, bring a coat with you as they can be left in a leader’s car if not needed during the parade. If possible, please make sure that your coat is black, navy or a dark colour, not bright colours.
This is an important day where we are in the public view and as the largest Sea Scout Groups in the county it is right that we 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. If you cannot make it, please let your section leader know. A good smart turnout would be appreciated both by me and the Veterans who attend the Service.
Please speak to your child's leaders if you need more information about this event