Portsmouth residents are being invited to a series of Armistice and Remembrance events, held to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
The events are all open to the public to attend. Details are as follows:
Armistice Day Service
Saturday 11 November at the WW1 memorial, Guildhall Square (Cenotaph). This short service starts at 10:55am and will include a two-minute silence at the traditional 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. During the service there will be a selection of readings and poems.
Royal Navy Remembrance Parade
Sunday 12 November, 9.15am at Southsea Naval War Memorial. Sailors from HM Naval Base Portsmouth will conduct a Remembrance Parade. The Naval Base Commander, Commodore John Voyce OBE ADC, would like to invite veterans and service persons to attend. The parade will finish by 10am to allow for the Naval Guard and veterans to make their way to Guildhall Square for the City of Portsmouth Remembrance Parade.
City of Portsmouth Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade
Sunday 12 November, 10.30am–12pm at Guildhall Square. The service will be preceded by a parade of veterans, military personnel and youth groups in the square at 10.30am. At 11am there will be a two-minute silence followed by the service. A wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph will conclude the morning’s events.