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Remembrance Sunday: BLESMA Members remember

Once again Electric Mobility is proud to support the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA) for the 13th year running at the November 2016 Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph by providing Rascal 388 S, Rascal 388 XL and Rascal 388 Deluxe Mobility Scooters for the Veterans.

As with most years, some 40 BLESMA Members took part in this years’ service. This year consisted of 24 Members on Mobility Scooters, in three ranks of eight, then the walking wounded, widows and carers behind them.

Crowds packed into central London for the annual Remembrance Sunday tributes to those who have fallen, hundreds of more modest ceremonies were taking place in villages, towns and cities across the UK.

As she has for more than five decades, the Queen led other royals, leading politicians, senior members of the armed forces and high commissioners from across the Commonwealth in laying wreaths at the foot of the Cenotaph in London.

The Parade marches down Whitehall, along Birdcage Walk, on to Horse Guards for the Royal Salute. The participants will disperse around midday.

The Remembrance Day is a memorial day which has been observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.

The first such Day was held at Buckingham Palace and was hosted by King George V during the evening hours of November 10, 1919. The first official Remembrance Day was subsequently held on the Grounds of Buckingham Palace on the Morning of November 11, 1919. This would set the trend for a day of Remembrance for decades to come.

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