Remembrance Sunday service on Plymouth Hoe

A statue of a Royal Marine guards the names of the dead at the Royal Navy war memorial, Plymouth, England.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster, and her consort Councillor Ken Foster, will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for this year’s Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday, 12 November.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Nick Kelly, Deputy Lady Mayoress Helen Kelly, the Council Leader Ian Bowyer, the Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Tudor Evans and the Council Chief Executive, Tracey Lee, will also attend the service, which will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts.

The service will commence with a two-minute silence at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay a wreath, followed by the Lord Mayor (on behalf of the people of Plymouth), together with Flag Officer Sea Training and other representatives of the Armed Forces.

This year we will be joined by the visiting German Ship FGS Bayern. Commander Jan Hackstein will lay a wreath.

Wreaths will then be laid by children from the Military Kids Club Heroes, a support group of service family children from across the city, and Pomphlett Primary School, Oreston Community Academy, Thornbury Primary School and Tor Bridge High School.

The Bishop of Plymouth, Rt Rev Nick McKinnel 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, on the north side of the memorial, following the departure of the civic dignitaries.

The processional party will then take their places at the Civilian Memorial in Lockyer Street, where the Bishop of Plymouth will say a prayer. Wreaths will be laid by the Lord Mayor, Flag Officer Sea Training (on behalf of the armed forces) and Luke Pollard MP (on behalf of all the local Members of Parliament), followed by representatives from various services and organisations.

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 Day is always a very important date in our civic calendar and this year is particularly poignant as it marks a number of significant anniversaries including the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the WRNS and Seafarers UK. It also marks the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.