Worcester Warriors commemorate Armistice Day with fitting tribute
Worcester Warriors marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in their Premiership Rugby Cup opener against Sale Sharks at Sixways at the end of last month.
Their October 26 fixture was the closest home game for the Warriors to Armistice Day and November 11.
And the club marked both that and the centenary of the cessation of hostilities in the First World War in fitting style as the club said ‘thank you’ and honoured the memory of those who served in the conflict.
Active servicemen, women and veterans all paraded on the Sixways pitch whilst a drumhead was formed on the centre circle.
Drumhead services were often conducted near the battlefront where the military command used its drums, piled neatly and draped them with appropriate colours, to create a makeshift altar.
The Last Post was played by Don Somers and Stan Wilkinson, two members of the Buglers Association before a minute’s silence was observed.
Reveille signalled the end of the silence before David Waldron, County Chairman of the Worcestershire branch of the Royal British Legion, recited the Act of Remembrance and the Kohima Epitaph.
Collections for the Royal British Legion were held throughout the evening by members of the St Johns Branch of the British Legion, 214 (Worcestershire) Battery RA and 187 (City of Worcester) Squadron ATC.