At 10.45am Bob Walter met the Chairman of the Shaftesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion, Wilfred Readman, outside the Town Hall. From here they processed along Park Walk to Shaftesbury’s War Memorial, accompanied by a bugler from The Rifles, where Bob laid a wreath of Remembrance. After the ceremony Bob attended a special service at St Peter's Church on Shaftesbury High Street to mark the occasion.
At the invitation of Blandford Royal British Legion Chairman and ex-Gurkha, Gyan Tamang, Bob then travelled down to Legion House in Church Street, Blandford, in time to join branch members and civic dignitaries in a commemorative Parade to the Market Place at around 2.30pm. Here Bob laid a second wreath of Remembrance and witnessed the official March Past.
Before the day Bob said:
“Remembrance Sunday allows the country to unite in a show of support for our service men and woman who have made the ultimate sacrifice – from those who served in the Great War and World War II to those who continue to serve us today in Afghanistan.
“As always, I considered it a genuine honour to be invited to lay a commemorative wreath on Remembrance Sunday alongside North Dorset’s Royal British Legion members, as they paid tribute to our fallen heroes.”