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Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe

For any of our members or followers not able to attend but wish to follow the Service on #PlymouthHoe, there is a link to YouTube in the post below.

We will remember them

The timings for Remembrance Sunday on the #PlymouthHoe

A service is being held on Plymouth Hoe this Remembrance Sunday (14 November) to remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Terri Beer and the Lord Mayor’s Consort, Mr Colin Beer will be joined at the service by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort, Council Leader, Leader of the Opposition and Council Chief Executive.

The Corps of Drums and a brass section from the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will march off from the Citadel at around 10.25am and take up position in front of the Royal Naval War Memorial at around 10.35am.

Standard bearers will take up position in front of the memorial shortly after, followed by joint service guards and finally civic dignitaries. There will be commentary from around 10.45am.

The service will formally begin with a two-minute silence at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am. It will be led by the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Robert Atwell and last for around 20 minutes.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay a wreath, followed by the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), then the Naval Base Commander and other representatives of the armed forces.

The visiting German and Dutch ships FGS Erfurt and HDMS Peter Willemoes, who will also each lay a wreath, followed by children from the Military Kids Club Heroes and local schools.

Members of the public and local organisations will be invited to pay their respects and lay their personal wreaths at the end of the service, on the north side of the memorial, following the departure of the civic dignitaries.

The Remembrance Sunday service will be streamed on the Plymouth City Council YouTube channel from 10.30am here:

Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. Some spaces will be available on the Hoe Promenade for blue badge holders but this will be on a first come, first served basis.

The Lord Mayor said: “Remembrance Sunday is one of the most important dates in Plymouth’s civic calendar, bringing us all together to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have given their lives for our country.

“This year is particularly poignant as it marks a number of significant anniversaries, including the centenary of the Royal British Legion, who provide such valuable support for serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

“It also marks the 80th anniversary of the Plymouth Blitz and 75 years since the Polish Navy marched alongside the British Navy through the streets of Plymouth, celebrating not only the end of the war but also mutual respect, heroism and military co-operation.”