Ripple Annual Parade – 11th October 2015

On Sunday a small number of the regiment headed to Ripple in Worcestershire for the Annual Parade and Service that is held there for The Sealed Knot.

The service is held to remember those who have passed away during the year, to re-dedicate the stained glass window in the church that is in honour of the society and it’s founder, Brigadeer Peter Young and to pray for those who’s lives are still ruined by war around the world.

The service was a lovely event, with the drums and colours being laid at the alter at the beginning of it and one of the Yeomen (members of the society who have been in the society for a long time and have done a lot for it) read out memories from events that the society has put on in the past.

Once the service was over, we headed to the grave of Joan Young, the wife of the Brigadeer who also gave her heart and soul to the society and laid a wreath and paid our respects to her.

It was a small and understated event but we enjoyed going and representing the regiment, having an opportunity to reflect and pay our respects and we look forward to going to do the same in years to come.

Those of us that attended then went for lunch at the village pub and had a lovely roast dinner before heading back off home.

We’re now looking forward to our final event of the season in two weeks time at the Battle of Edgehill, Warwickshire were we will welcome our final crop of new members for the year and end the season in style!

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