Havant’s Mayor pays tribute to British troops

Friday, 10 November, 2017

On Sunday 12 November the Mayor of Havant will take part in the Remembrance Day parade and services.  The parade will gather at the Royal British Legion on Brockhampton Lane in Havant at 10.15am and will be led by The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force Band. The parade will march to the War Memorial via Park Road South, Elm Lane and North Street at 10.40am.

A short service where wreaths will be laid will be held outside at 10.50am, before the congregation moves inside St Faith’s Church.  Following the service the parade will then congregate in South Street before heading back to Brockhampton Lane, the salute will be taken by the Mayor.

All those intending to take part in the parade and service are being reminded that medals should be worn.

On Armistice Day, Saturday 11 November, the Mayor of Havant will attend a short service at the Wecock Poppy Memorial whilst Deputy Mayor of Havant, Councillor Peter Wade will attend the Armistice Service at the Jubilee Park Memorial Garden in Emsworth.   

The Deputy Mayor will also attend two Remembrance Sunday services on 12 November on Hayling Island and at St James’ Church in Emsworth. 

The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Elaine Shimbart says: “I encourage everyone to remember the bravery of our troops and to support the poppy appeal. Havant has strong links with the armed forces and it’s important to show the borough’s support for them, especially on Remembrance Sunday.”