Sunday 8th November 2015
From: 11:00 am - Til: 5:00 pm
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Michael Wright will be joined by Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson KBE CB DSC DL, Deputy Lord Mayor and Deputy Lady Mayoress, Councillor Chaz Singh and Saranjit Kaur and new Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council, Tracey Lee at this year’s Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe.
The service will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts.
A two-minute silence will take place at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.
The Deputy Lieutenant will lay a wreath on behalf of the county of Devon followed by the Lord Mayor who will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Plymouth, followed by Rear Admiral Johnstone from Flag Officer Sea Training and other representatives of the armed forces.
A member of HMS Heroes (a support group of service family children from across the city) will also lay a wreath, followed by pupils from Eggbuckland, Lipson and Thornbury Primary Schools.
The Lord Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Sam Philpott will conduct the service, which will last for around 20 minutes.
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, following the departure of the civic dignitaries.
The processional party will then take their places at the Civilian Memorial in Lockyer Street, where Father Philpott will say a prayer. Wreaths will be laid around the civilian memorial by the Lord Mayor, Rear Admiral Johnstone and Oliver Colvile MP (on behalf of all the local Members of Parliament) followed by civilian representatives.
Members of the public are reminded that parking around the Hoe is limited. Some spaces will be available on the promenade for blue badge holders but this will be on a first come, first served basis.