The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth is set to lead the city in the annual service of remembrance for those who have lost their lives at sea and to commemorate the life of Nelson on Sunday 14 October.
At 10.30am, the Lord Mayor, Cllr Lee Mason, will be joined by Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire, Joan Ferrer, the Mayors of Gosport, Havant and Fareham for the service at Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth, which will be led by the Acting Dean of Portsmouth, the Reverend Canon Peter Leonard.
Senior officers from the Royal Navy will also attend the cathedral service, where a collection will be taken for the Royal Naval and Royal Marines Charity.
After the Service, attendees will then process to the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson, in Grand Parade, Old Portsmouth, where the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire will lead the laying of wreaths at the memorial.
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth will then go to the sea wall where he will commit a wreath to the sea to commemorate all those whose lives have been lost at sea.