King Offa - Remembrance Day parade

The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem - King Offa Commandery - attended the Remembrance Sunday Parade on the 11th November 2018 in Nottingham. Thousands of people turned out to the county’s main Remembrance Sunday parade, at the Victoria Embankment. As well as the large crowds in attendance, there was representation from all areas of the armed forces, as well as police cadets, the fire service, the Red Cross and scouts. The uniformed men, women, boys and girls, including members of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, lined up in front of the county war memorial, as politicians, religious leaders and military figures addressed the crowds.

The Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers played as the parade was brought to attention, and the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Right Reverend Paul Williams addressed the gathering, reading from the gospels of John and Matthew.

On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, the ‘Last Post’ was sounded by a bugler from the Royal Engineers to mark the two minute silence and remember the fallen of the Great War and other conflicts. The Commander, Chev. Mario Rizzardi, laid a wreath at the War Memorial accompanied by members of the Order of St Lazarus in uniform as the Guard of Honour. A moving tribute to the fallen, this being the Centenary of the Armistice to mark the end of World War One one hundred years ago.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Civic Dignitaries, the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham,and the Bishop of Nottingham as well as representatives of the Armed Forces, Royal British Legion and other organisations were all present beside the River Trent on this important historic occasion. - ‘We will remember them’