The Last Post bugle call must not be rearranged for First World War commemorations.

We, the undersigned, call upon Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Mr Eric Pickles MP to abandon plans for the rearrangement of the bugle call Last Post in a project to use music and songs from World War 1 to commemorate the centenary of it.
Bugle calls were developed to be simple, standard, and instantly recognisable by soldiers. Far from being a relic, they are still in use in today’s British Army.
While we applaud Mr Pickles’ commitment to this commemoration by the use of the music and songs of the time, it is our belief that to rearrange the Last Post would make it unrecognisable to the service personnel it is used to remember.
We believe it would destroy the meaning of it and render it worthless.
We call upon Mr Pickles to recognise this and to withdraw his encouragement for any plans to rearrange the Last Post.

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Created By

Nigel Marshall

Created On

Saturday 25 January 2014

Closing Date

Sunday 27 July 2014

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