We are proud to support the British Legion in Aldridge with the organisation of this annual parade.
Aldridge is privileged to have an active branch of the Royal British Legion, led by President David Partridge MBE. The branch was formed and, for many years, sustained by Veterans of WW2.
The Rotary Club of Aldridge, together with other local community groups has been proud to be included in the annual Parade and Homage, laying wreaths in thanks for the sacrifices made by our armed forces and for the ultimate sacrifice made for us by members of Aldridge Community, at our War Memorial.
Working with the British Legion, over the past 8 years, our club has provided resources to prepare for and organise the Annual Remembrance Parade and Service, liaising with our Churches, the Police and Walsall Council, ensuring that our Youth groups, Civic representatives and our public are able pay their Annual Homage. When the Council and Police withdrew their support for the Parade, fund-raising initiatives were undertaken and a new Aldridge Remembrance Parade and Service Group was formed and, over the past 2 years, over £11,000 has been raised to ensure that this would not end.
This new group involves British Legion, the Rotary Club, our local Councillors and members of the public.
Following ongoing lobbying, when the Walsall Council political leadership changed, the Council have undertaken to fund essential traffic Management, but the Parade and Service organisation remains with this Community group.