Remembrance Day events in Kettering

Remembrance Day events in Kettering

Kettering residents are invited to help commemorate all those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Kettering Town Council and the Kettering Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding two events this November, on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

On Friday 11 November at 11am there will be an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, Sheep Street. Local people and groups will be able to pay their respects to the fallen in past conflicts with a short service and wreath laying.

On Sunday 13 November there is a longer Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service of Remembrance, starting at 2pm in the Market Place and ending at the War Memorial.

The Lord Lieutenant for Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson, along with the Mayor of Kettering Keli Watts and other civic dignitaries will inspect the troops in the Market Place.

At 2:30pm dignitaries and troops will then parade to the War Memorial for the Service of Remembrance where the Lord Lieutenant will lay the first wreath, followed by the Mayor.

The Mayor of Kettering, Cllr Keli Watts, said: "I am proud that we are commemorating Remembrance Day in Kettering and I would like to invite residents to join us for both these events.

"We owe those who have fought for their country a debt of gratitude and it is so important to honour them in this way."

The service will be led by The Revd Jane Burns, Deputy Chaplain to the Kettering Branch of the Royal British Legion.

A cadet from 1101 Squadron ATC will play the last post with the bugle used by 617 Squadron RAF for more than 200 repatriation flights from Afghanistan.

Road closures will be in place for the duration of the parade, from the junction of Sheep Street and Bowling Green Road up to the top of Market Street.

Posted: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 12:24 by Emma Dezelu

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