Remembrance Sunday Programme - 13 November 2022

The Act of Remembrance led by Mr Guy Wade FGPT
Master of Ceremonies

Service led by Revd Canon Linda Scard
Mayor’s Chaplain

Sergeant Neil Goodfellow-Horton
Parade Marshall from RAF Odiham

Flypast provided by
RAF Odiham

Musical accompaniment by
The Salvation Army Band, Basingstoke

Choral accompaniment by
The Salvation Army Songsters, Basingstoke

With support from
Royal British Legion (Basingstoke and Overton) and RAF Odiham

Mayor’s party arrives at the War Memorial


Major Mathew Smith VR, R Signals
They shall grow not 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
RESPONSE ALL: We will remember them




Cadet Sergeant Thea Logan,
The Vyne School Combined Cadet Force
When you go home tell them of us and say –
For your tomorrow we gave our today.

Mr Guy Wade, Master of Ceremonies, will read out names of those who are laying wreaths.

  • Mr Tom Floyd, Deputy Lieutenant, representing HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire
  • The Worshipful the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Paul Miller
  • The Rt Hon Dame Maria Miller DBE MP
  • Cllr Simon Bound, Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Wing Commander Daniel Spencer-Healey, Royal Air Force, Odiham
  • Sgt (Retd) Malcolm Brunsdon, REME, Royal British Legion, Basingstoke and Overton Branch
  • Chief Inspector Scott Johnson, Hampshire Constabulary, Basingstoke District
  • Commander
  • Crew Manager Rhys Dodds, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
  • Veterans
  • Armed Forces (serving and associations)
  • Emergency Services Cadets
  • Representatives from local Community Associations Societies, Groups, Faiths and
  • Non-Faiths
  • Scouting Movements
  • Schools and Colleges

Eternal Father, strong to save
Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to the,
for those in peril on the sea.
O Saviour, whose almighty word
the winds and waves submissive heard,
who walkedest on the foaming deep,
and calm, amidst its rage, didst sleep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
O sacred Spirit, who didst brood
upon the waters dark and rude,
and bid their angry tumult cease,
and give, for wild confusion, peace;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
O Trinity of love and pow’r,
our brethren shield in danger’s hour.
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them whereso’er they go,
and ever let there rise to thee
glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Words by William Whiting (1825-1878)
© In the public domain

The Rt Hon Dame Maria Miller DBE MP
Grant peace, O Lord, across our strife-torn world,
Where war divides and greed and dogma drive.
Help us to learn the lessons from the past,
That all are human and all pay the price.
All life is dear and should be treated so;
Joined, not divided, is the way to go.
Protect, dear Lord, all who, on our behalf,
Now take the steps that place them in harm’s way.
May they find courage for each task they face
By knowing they are in our thoughts always.
Then, duty done and missions at an end,
Return them safe to family and friends.
Grant rest, O Lord, to those no longer with us;
Who died protecting us and this their land.
Bring healing, Lord, to those who, through their service,
Bear conflict’s scars on body or in mind.
With those who mourn support and comfort share.
Give strength to those who for hurt loved-ones care.
And some there be who no memorial have;
Who perished are as though they’d never been.
For our tomorrows their today they gave,
And simply asked that in our hearts they’d live.
We heed their call and pledge ourselves again,
At dusk and dawn - we will remember them!

by Charles Henrywood, 2009

The Supreme Sacrifice (O Valiant Hearts)
Performed by The Salvation Army, Basingstoke Band and Songsters

In Flanders fields
Wing Commander Daniel Spencer-Healey
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

by Colonel John McCrae

Cllr Paul Miller (Squadron Leader, Retd)

I Vow to Thee my Country
I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love:
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.

© Poem by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice set to music by Gustav Holst


Revd Canon Linda Scard, Mayor’s Chaplain
ALL say together:
Lord God our Father
We pledge ourselves to serve you and all
mankind in the cause of peace
for the relief of want and suffering
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your spirit
Give us wisdom to know what is right
Give us courage to stand against evil
Give us hope through your Son, our Saviour
and keep us faithful, now and always.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

God Save our gracious King
Long live our noble King
God save the King
Send him victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the King

Revd Canon Linda Scard
Mayor’s Chaplain

The Deputy Lieutenant, Mayor and High Sheriff to leave the War Memorial to take the salute at the dais in London Street. Parade march to Market Place.

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