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Bedworth Armistice Day Parade 11 Nov 11

Bedworth's Armistice Day Parade is all set to reach another first when it adds yet another 11 to the 90 year old tradition.

This year is the 90th anniversary of the Bedworth parade, which was first held in 1921 and has taken place on the 11th November every year since then.

But this year for the very first time ever, the parade will be celebrating all 'four elevens' - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year, and that won't happen again for another hundred years.

Thousands of veterans from all over the country will be marching through the town as part of the colourful parade of Bands, British Legion and Regimental Standards.

Hundreds of young people will also be joining the veterans in Bedworth on Friday 11th November to honour the heroes of Wars past and present. The Band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron headed by their Drum Major carrying the Memorial Mace, which bears the name of Bedworth's own music loving War Hero Sergeant Dennis Wale, will be leading the contingent of Air cadets from Squadrons within the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing. Sea and Army cadets, school children and members of other youth organisations will also be on parade representing the next generation, who will eventually be entrusted with keeping Bedworth's Armistice Day Parade tradition alive.

The Parade through the town will start at 10.15am from Church Walk

Service commences at 11.00am in Coventry Road Cemetery.

The Bedworth Armistice Day Parade and Service is organised by the Bedworth Armistice Day Committee and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. www.bedwortharmisticeday.org

Please visit our 2010 Bedworth Armistice Day Parade Photo Gallery


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