Armed Forces Day in Lyme Regis

On Saturday 29th June, as part of Armed Forces Day, Lyme Regis Town Band, together with the Salamanca Band of The Rifles both performed on Marine Parade. The bands entertained with alternate pieces before the arrival of the official parade, which included Combined Cadet Force members from The Woodroffe School together with the Royal British Legion, the Mayor of Lyme Regis and other dignitaries.

Event organiser Lt. Col. (R'td) Geoff Nicholls

Event organiser Lt. Col. (R’td) Geoff Nicholls

Speeches followed a fanfare played by the Rifles, formerly the Devon and Dorset Regiment, who were then given the freedom of Lyme Regis and presented with a scroll. The Town Council were presented with a silver bugle. After the Mayor had inspected the parade, the Lyme Regis Band brought the official ceremony to an end with the National Anthem and the parade marched off to the sound of William Rimmer’s ‘Slaidburn’.

Both bands continued to entertain until one o’clock, when the Lyme Regis Band brought the event to a close with a lively arrangement of Offenbach’s popular ‘Can Can’, a piece often used in the summer months to close the band’s Tuesday evening ‘Music by the Sea’ concerts.

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