Armistice and Remembrance Events in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council, the Bedford branch of the Royal British Legion and other partners are working together again this year, with events to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

Friday 11 November- Armistice Day Commemoration and Two-Minute Silence

There will be an Armistice Day Commemoration and two-minute silence in Riverside Square, Bedford. Members of the public are asked to arrive for 10.40am.

Sunday 13 November- Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

The traditional wreath-laying ceremony and march-past will be held at the War Memorial, Bedford Embankment at 11.00am. After the wreath laying, the Parade will march down the Embankment, across the High Street and St Paul’s Square, finishing in Harpur Square. 

Kempston will also hold a Remembrance Day service and parade at 2.30pm at Kempston East Methodist Church, followed by the parade down to the War Memorial to observe a minute silence and to lay wreaths. Other Remembrance Day services will be happening across the Borough. Please keep an eye out for local parish newsletters and notice broads for details.

Bedford Borough’s Armistice and Remembrance Day events are being conducted in association with the Royal British Legion and Bedford Borough Council.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said, “Each year on Remembrance Day and Armistice Day we pay our respects to those who have defended our country in the past and at present. These days are very important in our national calendar and in Bedford Borough.  I hope residents will join me and other councillors at a service on Remembrance Sunday and will wear a poppy with pride to help raise vital funds for the Poppy Appeal.”

Robin Thomas, Bedford Branch of the Royal British Legion, said, “I hope the people of Bedford Borough will join us in marking the dedication of our armed forces in the past, present and future. We will acknowledge their sacrifice and that of their families. Our hand of friendship and compassion is extended to those families in Ukraine who have lost mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters and brothers in the current conflict.”