Chance to attend WW1 Westminister service

THE Queen s representative in Devon, the Lord Lieutenant, has invited Exmouth residents to apply to attend a memorial service honouring those who served in the Great War.

THE Queen's representative in Devon, the Lord Lieutenant, has invited Exmouth residents to apply to attend a memorial service honouring those who served in the Great War.

Following the death of Harry Patch, World War One's last surviving 'Tommy' Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced there would be a service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday November 11.

It is anticipated that the service will be attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and broadcast live on BBC 1.

Mr Dancer said the service would recognise the passing of the generation that fought in the First World War.


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He said: "People of any age and walk of life are invited to put their names forward for tickets for the service but they should be related or connected to those who saw service in the First World War in some way and who can represent Devon.

"Ticket allocations are based on county population and in Devon we have been allocated 26 places.

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"However, the tickets issued will be double tickets, meaning an allocation of 2 will cover the person invited along with a spouse, partner, friend or carer.

"In effect, therefore, Devon will have 13 double tickets. Despite the fact that those invited will have to cover their own costs, we expect that more people will apply for tickets than we have places to allocate, so we will have to make difficult decisions about our allocations."

If any reader is interested in applying for tickets they should write to us with full contact details at Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD, explaining their connection with those who saw service in the First World War.

All correspondence should arrive by Monday 28 September.

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