Armistice (Remembrance) Day

Senior Officers and members of the Colour Party from The St John Ambulance & Rescue Service in Guernsey, recently attended a number of Remembrance Services to mark the anniversary of the Armistice that brought the Great War to an end in 1918. 

The Chief Officer and Assistant Chief Officer laid a Remembrance wreath, on behalf of the Service, at the Bailiwick Memorial in Guernsey.

Later that afternoon the Chief Officer and Assistant Chief Officer attended the annual memorial service at Guernsey’s L’Eree coastal headland for the sailors who were lost during the sinking of the vessel MV Prosperity off the coast of Guernsey in 1974.

A Senior Officer from the Service attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony held in Whitehall, London as part of the Civilian Service Contingent (CSC).  The CSC is made up of 280 members of the UK Police Forces, Fire and Prison Services and voluntary organisations including St John and the Red Cross.  Eight members represented Ambulance Services from around the United Kingdom and Gibraltar.  The CSC forms a section of the guard of honour alongside the Cenotaph for the duration of the Remembrance Service, followed by a march of the veterans as the wreaths are laid.

 

Two of the Services’ Senior Officers also attended the Service of Remembrance at a local church in Guernsey for The Guernsey Western Branch of The Royal British Legion on the evening of Monday 11th November 2013.