Sunday, November 12, 2023
Following the last couple of years, where attendances at the FEPOW Memorial Building at the NMA have been hampered by Covid-19, we will be organising a normal wreath-laying on the 12th November, 2023, offered alongside the Cenotaph Parade in London.
We will meet at 10.15 a.m., in readiness for when the general service of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffs., commences at 10.30 a.m.
When this service ends, we will parade to the nearby FEPOW Memorial Building and Grove, to lay our wreaths, after which, if you wish, you can rejoin the main body of the congregation at the end of one of the walks, to take part in the march-past and salute back closer to the entrance of the main NMA building. The COFEPOW trustees are hopeful more members will be encouraged to attend, following the removal of almost all government regulations after the pandemic which has severely hampered the charity’s ability to conduct these important memorial services.
If you are interested in attending any or all of the Remembrance Service/Parade, please contact Chris Wills, COFEPOW National Event Co-ordinator, 74 The Greenway,Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6SG. Tel: 0121 244 7263.