BBC Radio Wiltshire’s Remembrance Day broadcast on Sunday will be from Chippenham between 10.00-12.00, it should be available on iplayer. Chris Jones has provided the following information:
Firstly, we have what we think are the youngest buglers in the country ranging in age from 8 to 12 plus two of us old crusties. Rod Jefferies, lead, is my ASL and is also ex RHA Trumpet Major. We’ve taken on 6 youngsters from Scouting, Guiding and also my brass band. We’ll have a Sea Scout (Martin) plus two Cubs from 10th playing, along with a Brownie and Guide. Rod plus one of the kids will be interviewed. We’re also playing at 1100 on Saturday in Chippenham and the G&H are sending out a photographer.
Secondly, one of our explorers and myself are due to be interviewed in relation to the evening service and the life of Lt Billy Granger, a Chippenham Scout who died from wounds in Ypres in 1917. Jake Davies will perform a short play about his life at the Youth service in the evening.
Finally, 5 of my Scouts were interviewed on a pre recorded basis as to what Remembrance means to them. That will be cut in amongst all the other bits during the mornings broadcast.