Special Lincoln Armistice Day parade this weekend

Lincoln will host a special remembrance service on Armistice Day this weekend as members of all three armed forces march through the city centre.

Some 90 military personnel from the Army, Navy and RAF will take part in one of the country’s most poignant celebrations on Saturday, November 10 with this year commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One.

It is believed to be the only event of its kind taking place over Remembrance Weekend according to the City of Lincoln Council.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

From 10.30am troops from the three forces will march from St Martin’s Square past the city’s Guildhall, down the High Street, before stopping for a wreath-laying service at the War Memorial.

After the service, the troops will continue southward towards the Cornhill area of the city. Finally, the parade will be dismissed in City Square, marking the end of the event.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Civi and International Partnerships Manager at City of Lincoln Council, Kate Fenn, said: “We are honoured to be hosting such a prestigious ceremony for the city of Lincoln.

“It is a very rare occasion for all three armed forces to parade together in public, so we are expecting lots of visitors to come to Lincoln to enjoy it.

“We have troops parading from the Royal Navy, RAF Waddington, RAF Scampton and the Royal Anglian Regiment.

“The city has a proud military past and will be the perfect setting for such a special ceremony.”

The Lincoln Armistice Service is an annual event organised by City of Lincoln Council with the help of the Royal British Legion.