BUGLE PLAYER NEEDED FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE

A bugle player is urgently needed for this years Remembrance Day Parade in Crewkerne on Sunday November 13th. The appeal has been issued by members of the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion, following the re-location of their usual bugle player. The parade on Remembrance Sunday will begin at the Severalls War Memorial, dedicated to the 127 men of Crewkerne, who fell in the Great War. The memorial was built in 1922 of Cornish granite and features the statue of a standing infantryman. An avenue of 127 trees was also planted, at the same time, to commemorate the fallen men, who gave their lives for King and country.

A lone bugler/trumpeter playing the Last Post before a minutes silence, has been part of British Army tradition, to commemorate the brave service men and women who lost their lives during active service, since the 1850s. The custom began when many military bandsmen and bandmasters were civilians and not under obligation to accompany their regiments overseas. When a soldier died in a foreign country, there was often no music, to accompany him on his final journey and the regimental bugler was given the task of sounding the Last Post over the grave. On Remembrance Sunday, the bugler also plays the Reveille, to signify rebirth into eternal life. If you can help Crewkerne Royal British Legion with their urgent appeal for a bugle player, please contact the Chairman Antony Samuel on tel: 01460 279865 or email: antonysamuel@btinternet.com

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