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SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST Act of Remembrance – Sunday 11 November 2018 – 12.30pm

23rd October 2018

Dear All

Received from the SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL TRUST

 

MEMORIAL TO THE 27,000,000 SOVIET WAR DEAD 1941-1945
Geraldine
 Mary Harmsworth ParkLondon Borough of Southwark
(adjacent to the 
Imperial War MuseumLambeth Road, SE1 6HZ)

Act of Remembrance – Sunday 11 November 2018 – 12.30pm

The Soviet Memorial Trust Fund is pleased to announce that it has been officially transformed into a UK charity – the Soviet War Memorial Trust (SWMT). Further details will be announced in due course. The Trustees of the new charity hope that this step will help to secure the necessary funding to allow the SWMT to continue to organise regular ceremonies at the Memorial, as well as associated commemorative and educational events. 

 

The SWMT will begin its activity with an Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018 starting at 12.30pm. Participants should gather in front of the main entrance to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ by 12.15pm. From there they will process to the nearby Memorial. 

 

The Mayor of Southwark, diplomats from the Embassies of the CIS countries, veterans and supporters of the Memorial will be present. An RSVP is not essential – you are welcome to simply come along on the day. However, if you intend to lay a wreath, or to bring the standard of your organisation, please respond to this email as soon as possible.

 

The ceremony is expected to last roughly 30 minutes. Please note that for this ceremony there will be no temporary seating at the Memorial. We advise using public transport, particularly this year as the IWM is likely to have many more visitors than usual on 11 November as it marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.  

 

ADVANCE INFORMATION: Next yearthe SWMT/Southwark Council Holocaust Memorial Day event will take place on FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019 (not 27 Jan). Details will be released in early January. The Victory Day ceremony will take place as usual on THURSDAY 9 MAY 2019

 

If you have any questions about the ceremony or the SWMT in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch, preferably by email to: smtf@nullhotmail.co.uk .


Ralph Gibson
Hon. Secretary
Soviet War Memorial Trust

SWMT 320 Brixton Road  London SW9 6AB
Tel: 020 7274 2282 | Eml: smtf@nullhotmail.co.uk | Web: http://www.scrss.org.uk/sovietmemorial.htm

Best wishes

Ute

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