Turning the Page Ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral

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In 1926 The Buffs placed their ‘Book of Life’, which contained the names of members of the Regiment killed in the Great War, in the Warrior’s Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral. Further ‘Books of Life’ commemorating those who died in the Second World War whilst serving in the Buffs including many Danes. Their allied Regiment, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada were subsequently added. The Queen’s Regiment and The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment also now have their ‘Books of Life’ there, and the Chapel is designated the Regimental Chapel. At 1100 hours every weekday a short ceremony is held at the Chapel when a page of a ‘Book of Life’ is turned, followed by prayers. A duplicate Book of Remembrance for The Queen’s Regiment and The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment is also on display within Area Headquarters, Leros Barracks, Canterbury for ease of access by visitors.