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Shirley Royal British Legion appeals for marshals for Remembrance Sunday Parade

SHIRLEY Royal British Legion is desperately appealing for poppy collectors and marshals for its Remembrance Day parade.

SHIRLEY Royal British Legion is desperately appealing for poppy collectors and marshals for its Remembrance Day parade.

The parade regularly attracts nearly 200 marchers and close to 1,000 spectators who gather to remember Britain’s war dead.

Since the police no longer provide cover, it has fallen on the Legion itself to keep this tradition of remembrance going.

Branch chairman Ernest Riley, formerly of the Royal Warwicks, said: “These days the police just put the notices for the road closures up ahead of the day, which is why we’re appealing for marshals.

“We’ve got some already and ideally we’re looking for another six to help us from 10am to 12 noon.”

The parade consists of all the local cadet forces as well as the veterans themselves, Scouts, Girl Guides, the Boys Brigade and more, all led by Shirley Pipe Band and will go from the Legion’s HQ to the church of St James the Great on Sunday, November 11.

The Legion is also appealing for poppy collectors who play a vital role in raising sums for the country sick and injured soldiers.

For more details contact Mr Riley on 0121 645 2827.

 

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