Sunday 8th November
Truro Remembrance Parade
Pipers: Nigel (Pipe Major), Alex, Rob, Stuart, Tom G, Ian, Miranda, Keith G, David C, David T, John C, Felicity, Donny
Drummers: Snare – Tom W, John R, Tenor – Fred, Bass – Keith I, Sue
Drum Major – Andrew
Sunday afternoon was still blustery as the Band parked in the Harbour Master’s car park by kind permission. It was an even better turnout at this event as two additional pipers had come for the Parade, making 13 Pipers. After lunch the members had assembled in the Kernow Club for a tune-up and formed up outside and ready to march to the parade square and Cenotaph by 14.20 hours. The large square was filled with contingents from the Services and Youth Organisations with members of the Public crowding the streets. There was to be a short Service in the square as the main one was held later in the Cathedral.
The Truro Band was playing just before the Parade Marshal called the Parade to attention and the Bugler then played the Last Post, followed by the Exhortation, and 2 minutes’ silence was observed. The Reveille was played and the order given for the Standards to Stand at Ease and Stand Easy. The Silver Band played as the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall was asked to lay his wreath followed by the Mayor of Truro, Chairman of Cornwall County Council, War Widows, Representatives from the RAF, Army, and Navy, Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, and any member of the public, to name but a few of the Wreath Layers. After the Vicar had said a few words Truro Band played the National Anthem and the Public joined in. The whole Parade was brought to attention and reformed and the Kernow Band led the march off to circle round the back roads and enter the parade ground again to pass the Podium where the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall took the Salute with the Mayor and Dignitaries. The crowds clapped appreciatively as the Kernow Band, Standard Bearers and the various services of the Parade passed by on their way to the Cathedral to attend the Memorial Service. On arrival in the Cathedral Square the Band continued playing as the long parade entered the Cathedral and then they were dismissed. The rain had become more than a drizzle by now and the Members were thankful to go for their cars and home.
Tunes played during the morning parade in Falmouth and afternoon parade in Truro were as follows – Waters of Kylesku, Skye Boat Song, Morag of Dunvegan, Green Hills, Battles O’er, It’s a long way to Tipperary, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Pack up your troubles, High Road to Gairloch, Murdo’s Wedding, The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie.