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Celebration and commemorations of anniversaries in Swale.

Each September the annual Wildfire III Memorial Parade and Service takes place in Queenborough, A nautical flagpole, commemorating the WW2 Royal Naval base HMS Wildfire III, and is sited within Queenborough Park.

Sittingbourne is the only UK Town twinned with Ypres in Belgium (since 1964) and has taken part in some significant acts of commemoration with regard to the Centenary Anniversary of WW1 and more recently in recognition of the sounding of the 30,000th Last Post at the Menin Gate on July 9th 2015. A filmed tribute 'Sittingbourne a Town to be Proud of' was produced by Swale Borough Council, the Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Branch of the Royal British Legion and many local organisations and businesses. Somme 100 - Sittingbourne Remembered on July 1 2016 - community organisations and residents came together at two commemorative events which were captured on film by which can be viewed on You Tube.

Other community events also re-enact or remember traditions and more can be found on our Festivals and What's On pages.


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