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Remembrance 2022 5 Nov 2022 How Eynsham will Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Armistice Day, 11 November

This year falls on a Friday.

As in previous years The Eynsham Branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) will be holding "Silence in the Square" to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy today.

This Remembrance Ceremony comprises:

  • Greeting;
  • Reading Eynsham's Role of Honour
  • The Exhortation;
  • 2 minutes Silence observed at 1100 hrs / 11 am;
  • reciting The Kohima Epitaph;
  • Dismissal Blessing.

This ceremony commemorates the Armistice (cease fire) at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, which signalled the end of The Great War / World War 1. Those who fell in this and all subsequent wars are Remembered.

Please gather in front of The War Memorial at 1050 hrs / 10:50 am.

Please wear suitable clothing as it is November...

Remembrance Sunday, 13 November

Following services in the village churches, Eynsham's Act of Remembrance, led by The Eynsham Branch of The Royal British Legion, will take place at the War Memorial starting at 1045 hrs / 10:45 am.

Please gather earlier than 1045 hrs / 10:45 am., and allow plenty of space from St Leonard's entrance to The War Memorial for the parade of Standards, dignitaries and wreath bearers.

The Act of Remembrance includes:

  • parading Eynsham's Standards;
  • Greeting;
  • reading Eynsham's Roll of Honour (remembering the fallen heroes from our village);
  • The Exhortation:

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
at the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.


  • Sounding The Last Post at 1100 hrs / 11 am to begin 2 minutes Silence;
  • Sounding Reveille;
  • reciting The Kohima Epitaph:

When you go home,
Tell them of us and say,
"For your tomorrow, we gave our today".

  • laying of wreaths by village dignatories and organisations;
  • singing The National Anthem;
  • Dismissal Blessing.


All veterans are welcome to parade with the RBL and swell our ranks in Remembrance.

Standard Bearers and Escorts are advised to wear gloves.

Please show your support and wear a Poppy.

As a sign of respect to the fallen, we request everyone (where it is safe to do so) to stand still at 1100 hrs / 11 am on both days and observe a 2 minutes silence. Thank you.

Contact RBL Eynsham Branch:

Mr Ginge AYRES ginge1@netvigator.com


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