We hope you will be able to join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the women serving officially in our armed forces.
Today, women take on front line duties across all branches of the military, but it was not always this way. Our Women’s Services Day commemorates the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict.
Commencing around 1;30pm, we will be joined by the Hurricane and Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight overhead for a majestic flypast.
The Parade will set off to march through the centre of the Museum to our unique and inspiring Women’s Memorial Garden, where a Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place.
Following this, the Parade will reform and march back, where, we are delighted to announce, the Salute will be taken by the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister. We are particularly pleased that she can join us, as it will see the Laying Up of the Branch Standards of Keyingham and Stamford Bridge Royal British Legion Women’s Section, making this the last time that these Standards will be presented and Paraded. This is always a sad occasion, as these flags are symbols of service and friendship, carried and marched with pride and honour. Our Station Chaplain, the Revd. Charles “Taff” Morgan MBE will accept the Standards into our care for perpetuity, where they will join many others of various Service organisations already at rest in our Chapel.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the modern inclusivity and diversity of our armed forces and commemorate 100 years of the official recognition of the role played by women in our armed services.