We are very disappointed to announce, that despite looking at how to hold some form of Remembrance Sunday Service as close to normal as possible, the recent lock-down announcement, which an increased emphasis on keeping vulnerable people safe, means that we're unable to continue with our plans.
Instead, the Mayor and Group Captain Nick Paton, RAF Benson Station Commander, will lay wreaths at the memorial on Sunday 8th November on behalf of Wallingford and the Armed Services. They will be joined by one of Oxfordshire's Deputy Lord Lieutenants - the official representative of HM the Queen, but there will be no other dignitaries. Reverend David Rice will read the names of our fallen service-men from within St Mary's Church.
As previously announced, there will be no parade, but RAF Benson are hoping to conduct the usual flypast of the town centre although this is subject to last minute operational demands.
This very simple, but poignant, service will be streamed by Wallingford Radio and if you wish to follow the service, please do so from 10:30 on Sunday by looking at their website and Facebook pages. Please do not congregate in the market place - in addition to the need to maintain social distancing, there will be no road closure in place.
Members of the public wishing pay their own respects at the memorial in the market place are asked to visit from 11:30 on Sunday. We were immensely touched by last year's considerable public turnout and we'd like to thank each and every individual who took part in the service - unfortunately this year, the best way you can support Wallingford's act of Remembrance is to remain safely at home.