Southwick Park Station will participate in the Southwick Village Armed Forces Day event. This will consist of over seventy Service personnel from the Station, with the Horndean Band, marching from the camp, through the village, past a saluting dais, where the Station Commander and Southwick Estate Squire will take the salute. The parade will halt outside the Parish Church of St James in the village, where the local clergy and Military Padre will conduct a Service of Remembrance. The collection from the service will go towards the Southwick Park Station Memorial Fund, and a church charity of choice.
After the Church Service, Station personnel and local villagers will walk to the village D Day Memorial Hall, where the local community will host Service personnel and their families to afternoon tea. This will be followed by invited guests attending a Cocktail Party, Sunset and flag lowering ceremony in the gardens of the Officers' Mess, Southwick House.
Programme of Events
2pm - Southwick Park Station parade from the camp through the village.
2.20pm – Commandant and Squire will take the salute in the village.
2.40pm – A Service of Remembrance in St James Church, Southwick village.
3.30pm to 4.30pm - Afternoon Tea served in the D Day Memorial Hall.
5pm to 7pm - Cocktail Party for invited guests, commences in Southwick House and gardens for invited guests only.
For further information on any of these events, please contact the Deputy Chief of Staff of Southwick Park Station, Major Trevor Winchcombe on 02392 284656 who will be happy to answer your questions.
Added by Armed Forces Day on June 23, 2011