Special service at Aylesbury Fire Station on 9 July

Tue 7 Jul, 2015



A special public service will be held at Aylesbury Fire Station on Thursday (9 July 2015) to commemorate a unique event taking place in Belgium.

Every day at 8pm, buglers from Ypres Fire Service play The Last Post beneath the arches of the Menin Gate, a memorial erected in the decade following the end of World War One to remember the names of nearly 55,000 soldiers who have no known grave. 

Station Commander Tim Parkins, who is organising Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s tribute, said: “On Thursday, The Last Post will be sounded in Ypres for the 30,000th time. 

“Along with fire and rescue services from all over the world, we will be reflecting on the sacrifices that were made for us as well as remembering all those who served during the war.

"We will also be paying our own tribute to those in Ypres whose commitment and dedication have kept this emotional ceremony happening each evening for nearly 90 years."

The service will be preceded by parades and followed by refreshments at Aylesbury Fire Station.

Programme

6:30 Parade parties assemble in Garside Way,

6:35 First parade party marches to the front of Aylesbury Fire Station, Stocklake,

6:40 Ceremonial party marches to the front of Aylesbury Fire Station, Stocklake,

6:55 National Anthem,

7:00 The Last Post, This will be sounded at 8pm in Ypres, which is an hour ahead of the UK,

7:03 Reveille,

7:05 Parade returns to Garside Way,

7:10 Refreshments at Aylesbury Fire Station, Stocklake,