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Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:01 pm
by CMTsgt
I would like to know if any PCSOs took part in there local Remembrance Parade

Not just controlling traffic of perimeter duties, but were invited to lay a wreath
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Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:39 pm
by baronsmirnoff
Most years I go to the Cenotaph and march with the Catering Corp Assocation, this year I joined the Army Cadets as an instructor and was going on the local one but due to a bout of gout I could not attend first time I have not marched in 15 years

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:40 pm
by GlynB
John

I was drum major with the South Yorkshire Police Band at Rotherham on Remebrance Day this year. Got soaked.

Sounded last post at Sheffield War Memorial on 11th November as I have for several years,

Big turnout at both events

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:21 am
by overthinker1977
One of our PCSO's lays the wreath every year. He looks like an old fighter piolet and come to think of it talks like one too. Ex-military so he can walk the walk. Nice guy.

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:23 pm
by morley sherrif
I Play The Last Post & Reveille at Belper each Remembrance Sunday and on the 11 Nov Play the same at Derby Market Place at the main War Memorial. I am an ex-Bugle Major Royal Marines :bfl

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:53 pm
by Arthur ASCII
Why would a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?

The only occaision I can think of is if there weren't enough Police Officers or Special Constables to cover a visit to every wreath-laying ceremony.

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:45 pm
by overthinker1977
Arthur ASCII wrote:Why would a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?

The only occaision I can think of is if there weren't enough Police Officers or Special Constables to cover a visit to every wreath-laying ceremony.
Dunno, maybe cos in our nick we don't actually see the difference when speking with PC's / PCSO's / SC's? PC's and PCSOs march (although I use the term loosly) in formation together. It does look odd with the mish mash of uniform but hey, we're all one big happy family. :slsic:
This PCSO in question DOES look the part mind.

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:07 pm
by elcapitan
Arthur ASCII wrote:Why would a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?
Why wouldn't a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?

Re: Remembrance Parades

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:17 pm
by Arthur ASCII
elcapitan wrote:
Arthur ASCII wrote:Why would a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?
Why wouldn't a PCSO be invited to lay a wreath?
Because sadly, many Police Officers have been killed in conflicts - Can't think of any PCSOs off the top of my head though.

IMHO, a Police Officer is the best person to represent fallen Police Officers.