Three buglers from Banbury Royal British Legion play moving Remembrance tribute outside village home

Three buglers from the Banbury Royal British Legion branch did not let the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions keep them from showing respect as part of Remembrance Sunday.

By Matt Elofson
Sunday, 6th December 2020, 12:49 am

Buglers Chris Page, Mike Neal and Don Claridge played the Last Post followed by a brief two minute silence then Reveille outside a home in Middleton Cheney on Remembrance Sunday.

Chris Smithson with the Banbury Royal British Legion shared the video on social media today for Remembrance Day, November 11.

Chris said: "For over 45 years our Banbury Royal British Legion Remembrance Day buglers (Ex St John’s Band), have played at St Mary’s Church and the People’s Park War Memorial, along with on the day playing at several other churches.

Three buglers from the Banbury Royal British Legion branch did not let the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions keep them from showing respect as part of Remembrance Sunday. (photo from Banbury RBL)

"Unfortunately with this year’s Covid restrictions, they were not able to play at any of the venues. This did not stop them meeting safely outside one of there houses and showing their respect at 11am on Rememberence Sunday.

"We Thank you for your service."

All three men are former members of Banbury's St John's Band, and Don Claridge is a former member of the RAF.