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2018 ANNUAL GATHERING: THE CENOTAPH

Date: Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November 2018.

Meeting time: 1400

Meeting point: Whitehall Place, SW1.

The walk to The Cenotaph:
Never Again banner at the front, wreath carried directly behind. Remainder in threes, bugler in the last row. VFP banner at the rear. All supporters follow behind the VFP column. Followers are not to enter the Cenotaph cordon or distract VFP members during the ceremony.

The Ceremony at 1430hrs:
VFP line up within the cordon facing The Cenotaph in the position of attention.
Jim Radford to sing the song “1916”.
James Florey to read the poem “Suicide in the Trenches”.
Florian Pfaff to lay the wreath of red and white poppies.
Bugler to play “The Last Post”.
One minute of silence.
Bugler to play “Reveille”.

The walk back to Whitehall Place:
VFP banner at the front.
Remainder in threes, bugler in the last row.
Never Again banner at the rear.
All supporters follow behind the VFP column.

Dress:
VFP members: VFP UK sweatshirt, shirt, black tie, dark trousers / skirt, dark shoes, poppy of choice.

Followers: Dressed for a funeral, wearing Never Again clothing would be appreciated.

This is a solemn act of remembrance, no other banners, placards, symbols or megaphones.