Hundreds set for Remembrance Parade

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 October 2015

Exmouth Remembers: pictures by Kevin Hardy

Exmouth Remembers: pictures by Kevin Hardy

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The people of Exmouth will again remember those who have given their lives for their country at the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service.

The event, organised by the Exmouth branch of the Royal British Legion, will take place on Sunday, November 8, in the Strand Gardens.

The marching parade, which this year may reach some 450 in number, will form up initially on the pavement of Imperial Road and the junction of Victoria Road, at 10.20am.

At 10.35am, with the Exeter City Pipes and Drums Band leading, the parade will march to the war memorial.

There will then be the reading of the exhortation, then at 11am the customary two minutes’ silence with Last Post and Reveille. There will then be the wreath-laying ceremony, with around 200 wreaths being laid at the memorial, followed by the service, under the direction of the Reverend Jim Gosling.

The parade will then re-form, march up Rolle Street, wheeling right to pass the war memorial and salute, before dispersing in the Manor Gardens.

When people retire from the area of remembrance, the legion will have a collection to enable some of the good work that is done in supporting the forces’ family. Ichthus Community Church will also hold a small fundraising event for the legion at its coffee bar in Market Street.

The legion is also organising a short Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, November 11, at 10.45am, again in the Strand Gardens, to mark the signing of the Armistice.

Exmouth Royal British Legion chairman David Turner said: “May I take the opportunity to thank all the people who have contributed to making this annual event memorable and dignified with respect to our Armed Forces family who have given so much for our country.”

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