Ceremony

Our ceremony occurs at three o’clock on the first Sunday of every month at the RAF Memorial in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Everyone is welcome.

The ceremony has two forms; a short and a long version. In general, the longer version is performed, with the short version being substituted when appropriate.

The longer version can be a multi-cultural affair with components substituted as necessary. Generally, it will take the form of a traditional Christian ceremony along these lines:

  • Prayer
  • Hymn
  • Individual Remembrance
  • Exhortation
  • Last Post
  • Silence
  • Reveille
  • War Poem or hymn
  • Prayer
  • National Anthem

The short version is usually substituted when the weather is poor and will run along these lines:

  • War Poem
  • Exhortation
  • Individual Remembrance
  • Last Post
  • Silence
  • Reveille
  • National Anthem

For the Individual Remembrance, we always remember at least one person, but will remember more on request. See Past Ceremonies