SA Veterans to march in Cenotaph Parade

  • -

SA Veterans to march in Cenotaph Parade

Category : Articles , News

 

Remembrance Day Special: SA Veterans to march past Cenotaph in main parade!

 

On 10 November 2013 we will pause once more to remember the countless brave men and women who over so many generations have sacrificed everything for country and comrade.

534020_10151150470064822_605424300_n.jpg

 

In addition to the traditional Remembrance Day marches organised by SA Legion UK in Glasgow and London, this year, for the very first time, a contingent of South African veterans will participate in the Whitehall parade. 

 

Chairman Peter Dickens said, “It goes without saying that this invitation is a massive honour for SA veterans, I also recognise that by inviting us in, British authorities have afforded a unique opportunity to showcase the intertwined, sometimes complex, military histories of two proud nations.”

 

SALUK President Norman Sander was keen to extend a warm invitation to South Africans of all stripes to come out and support SALUK’s main London event at Commonwealth Gates, Constitutional Hill. He said, “Some vets will be televised marching past the Cenotaph which will be an incredibly proud moment for the South African diaspora, but should not deter friends and family from wrapping up warm and showing their support our veterans at numerous other parades. We had great support last year and hope to see even more folks this time, whatever the weather!” Sander also added, “SA Legion Scotland Branch has been given the great honour of leading Glasgow’s main parade this year, so even if you only make it as far as the sofa on 10 November, make sure to look out for our vets who’ll be marching just behind the Colour party.”

 

543128_10151150626884822_2115715666_n.jpg

Lest we forget.

 


Search this Site

Next Event

Jul
9
Sun
2017
10:00 Delville Wood @ Delville Wood
Delville Wood @ Delville Wood
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 14:30
Delville Wood @ Delville Wood | Longueval | Hauts-de-France | France
Purpose: We remember the 229,000 South Africans who volunteered for World War 1, paying tribute to 2,500 who perished in the Battle of Delville Wood, the single biggest SA military loss on the battle field.
Jul
31
Mon
2017
all-day Ypres Passchendaele Centenary @ Tyne Cot Cemetery
Ypres Passchendaele Centenary @ Tyne Cot Cemetery
Jul 31 all-day
Ypres  Passchendaele Centenary @ Tyne Cot Cemetery
    Descendants of those who fought at the Third Battle of Ypres will be invited to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium to mark the centenary of the Battle
Aug
12
Sat
2017
10:00 England Branch Legion Committee ... @ Royal Hospital Chelsea
England Branch Legion Committee ... @ Royal Hospital Chelsea
Aug 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
England Branch Legion Committee Meeting Q3 @ Royal Hospital Chelsea | England | United Kingdom
Purpose: All Branch members are invited to contribute in providing suggestions/feedback, or just listen to the quarterly update.

Auction Now On

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop