Commemorating our fallen heroes

Friday, 2 November, 2018

On Sunday 11 November, Remembrance Day services will be taking place across the borough to commemorate service personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

The Mayor of Havant will take part in the Remembrance Day parade and service in Havant. The parade will gather at the Royal British Legion branch, Brockhampton Lane, from 10.15am and will be led by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force Band.

At 10.40am, the parade will march to the War Memorial at St Faith’s Church, via Park Road South, Elm Lane and North Street, for a short service and wreath laying beginning at 10.50am. Following this, the congregation will move inside the church for the Service of Remembrance. After the service, the parade will reform, the salute will be taken by the Mayor and the parade will return to the Royal British Legion.

All those intending to take part are reminded that medals should be worn.

A Remembrance Day parade and service will also take place on Hayling Island. The Mayor will be represented by past mayor, Cllr Leah Turner, who will lay a wreath at the memorial. The march will start from Hollow Lane car park at 10:30am and finish at the cenotaph, St Mary’s Church, where the service and wreath laying will take place.

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Diana Patrick will attend the service being held in the morning at Emsworth Memorial Garden, Horndean Road, Emsworth. During the afternoon, she will attend the Youth and Community Church Service being held at St James Church, Emsworth. The parade will form at 2.10pm in front of Lilywhites Garage, Queen Street, and arrive at St James Church at 2.45pm, ready for the service at 3pm.

The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Peter Wade, said: “Armistice Day is when we join with the nation to remember our fallen heroes and pay tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I’m honoured to be taking part in this year’s service."