On the 14 July 02 members of the Royal British Legion together
with veterans from other ex service organisations, gathered in Warwick
to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, with a Service in the church
of St Mary, followed by a Parade through the streets of Warwick.
The Band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps, maintaining
its association with the Royal British Legion was in attendants
to lead the cadet forces and other youth organisations element of
At exactly 14:30 hrs a lone bugler from the band of the Warwickshire
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers sounded the call to muster the parade.
The Royal British Legion and contingents from other ex service organisations,
Emergency Services, Cadet Forces and youth organisations formed
up in the market place under the watchful eye of the RSM of 35 Signal
Regiment. The parade was then inspected by Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
and his party the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, and Brigadier Walker.
After the inspection the parade formed up for the march off. The
band of the Warwickshire Royal Regiment of Fusiliers lead the first
element of the parade which comprised of the Royal British Legion
Standards, RBL members, Royal Navy and Army veterans. The second
element of the parade, which included regular & TA uniformed
units, RAF veterans and a wheelchair contingent was lead by the
Coventry Royal British Legion Pipe Band. The third and final element
of the parade, lead by our band was formed by Sea, Army and Air
Cadet units followed by representatives of other youth organisations.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire,
Brigadier Walker and the RBL Warwickshire County President took
Everyone who took part in this parade should be congratulated on
his or her performance, particularly for enduring the heat for the
period of the inspection. It's just typical of our weather, we get
the hottest day of the year when we're all togged up in full number
one uniform on parade with no shade.
Members of the Royal British Legion
on parade for inspection by
the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire the High Sheriff of Warwickshire,
and Brigadier Walker.