“Battle’s Over” schedule of events

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“Battle’s Over” schedule of events

10 November 2018
Here are the final details for the lighting of the beacon tomorrow.
 
If your Group are attending please arrive for 5.30pm prompt; youth members will be led into the Cyril Allen Hut, where they can dedicate a poppy to who ever they wish.  Once this has been done they will be shown out to where they can lay their poppies on the fleur de lys in front of the flag pole.
 
In the Cyril Allen there will be a guest speaker, talking about a private from Barnet who served in the 1st World War.
 
In the Lodge there will be refreshments and memorabilia.  When you leave the Lodge you can collect a candle which can be placed around the flag pole circle.
 
Groups/Units can bring Flags if they wish.
 
Please make sure that full uniform is worn.
 
Poppies will be available on the day for a donation.
 
Flag bearers with flags need to gather in the Cyril Allen Hut by 6.25pm for a briefing.
 
Here is the schedule:

17:30 hrs Participants start to arrive.  Various activities in buildings and on the field.

18:35 hrs “Soon the Guns on the Western Front will be silenced”

Firing of Rockets.

“Sunset” – as played by The Band of the Irish Guards

Invitation to gather for the Ceremony

Parading of the Flags

“Flowers of the Forest” – Scottish Lament (Piper – Richard Kruse, 10th Finchley (Scottish) Scout Group)

18:45 hrs Welcome by Martin HC Russell Esq. DL FCT, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Barnet

“The Tribute to the Millions”

Readings:

“The Soldier” – a poem by Rupert Brooke

“In Flanders Fields” – a poem by John McCrae

“For the Fallen” – a poem by Robert Laurence Binyon

18:55 hrs “They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old”

The Last Post (Flags are dipped in salute)

Reveille

19:00 hrs Lighting of the Beacon of Light by Cllr. Caroline Stock, Deputy Mayor of Barnet, accompanied by Mrs Angelika Schöttler – Mayor of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Mrs Jutta Capito – Deputy Mayor of Siegen Wittgenstein and Mr Hervé Liévrè – Deputy Mayor of Chaville, symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

The National Anthem

19:05 hrs Ringing Out for Peace

19:10 hrs Dismiss/Goodnight – Piper will play out the guests.

March Past Medley – Band of the Irish Guards

The timings, format and content are in line with and is part of a Nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

Hope to see you tomorrow.
 
Regards
 
 
 
Tracey Smith