Albert Hall an ‘honour’ for Horncastle RBL

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A banner from the Horncastle Branch of the Royal British Legion will be among those taking pride of place in the annual Festi val of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (Novem ber 12).

Every year, each county is invited to send banners from two of its branches to the event which is attended by members of the Royal family and featured on BBC TV.

Horncastle was chosen this year - for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Horncastle banner will be carried by Andrew Boucher.

A spokesman for the branch said: “Twenty years has been a long time but we’re proud to be invited to take part in such a prestigious event. It is a great honour.”

The Festival of Remembrance takes place the day before Remembrance Sunday and commemorates all those who lost their lives in conflicts.

In Horncastle, Rememberance Day (Sunday) will feature a parade which leaves Stanhope Hall at 9.15am and heads down South Street, Wharf Road, Church Lane

There will be church service at St Mary’s at approximately 9.50/10am

The parade continues down High Street and North Street for the Remembrance service at the War Memorial at 11am.

○There will also be a WW1 service at the War Memorial at 11am on November 11.