Big crowds expected for Armistice Day

11:39 25 October 2012

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More than 3,000 members of the public are expected to witness the laying of 130 wreaths in memory of the fallen at this year’s joint Remembrance Sunday parade and ceremony and two-minute silence marking Armistice Day.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on November 11, 1918, to signal the end of World War One, which is marked by a two-minute silence around the country, and this year that date falls on a Sunday.

The Exmouth Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the War Memorial in the Strand Gardens and will include a range of former service standards, multi-service veterans, led by the chairman of the Exmouth Branch of the Royal British Legion, Dave Turner.

They will be joined by the Sea Cadets, the Army Cadets and the Air Training Corps, who will meet in Manor Gardens at 10.20am, prior to marching to the War Memorial, via Victoria Road.

At the same time the Scouts and Guides will leave their muster point, the car park at the rear of Lloyds Bank.

At 10.58am, buglers will sound the Last Post followed by the two-minute silence marking the Armistice, and then the wreath laying ceremony will take place, led by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP.

Approximately 130 wreaths will be laid by representatives of the armed forces, the town, district and county councils, the cadet Forces, the emergency and auxiliary services and many local clubs and societies, as well as school children.

There will then be a short service of remembrance led by the Rev Trevor Smyth.

Adrian Pierce, a member of the Exmouth RBL’s executive, said: “Over the past few years, this event has attracted an increasing support from the public and we trust it will do so again this year.

“The Royal British Legion welcomes this support, and requests the public cooperate with the parade marshals and police in keeping access routes clear, thus ensuring a successful act of remembrance by the people of Exmouth.”

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