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Adur and Worthing remembers ...

Released: Thursday, 02 November 2017

Poppies - Remembrance Day - © The Royal British Legion

Adur and Worthing will stand to remember the tragic loss of life following two world wars and other conflicts on Sunday 12th November.

A series of events are planned across both areas on Remembrance Sunday, as follows:

In Worthing, the Remembrance Service and March Past will take place at the town's War Memorial in Chapel Road. The two minute silence will start at 11am on the first stroke of the Town Hall clock after which the Mayor's Chaplain, Revd. Brian Penfold will take the Service.

Worthing Mayor, Councillor Alex Harman, accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex Mr Patrick Burgess OBE, the High Sheriff of West Sussex Lady Emma Barnard, will lay poppy wreaths for the fallen from Worthing and West Sussex and take the salute at the March Past in front of the Town Hall at approximately 11:30am after the service.

The Worthing's Salvation Army Citadel Band led by Bandmaster Alan Slator will play during the service and lead the March Past.

The Civics attending the service include Honorary Aldermen, Borough Councillors, County Councillors, MP for Worthing West Sir Peter Bottomley, Worthing Youth Mayor Josh Davies, Adur & Worthing Councils' Director for Digital and Resources Paul Brewer, Sussex Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell and Station Manager Roy Barraclough of the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

The Parade, led by Parade Marshal, Kevin Maynard, Royal Engineers Rtd, includes the Worthing Combined Ex-Services Contingent with their Standard Bearers and Escorts and Contingents from the Royal British Legion, the Sea and Marine Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Fire Cadets, British Red Cross Society and local Scouting and Guide Associations.

Councillor Alex Harman, Mayor of Worthing, said:

“I am extremely proud and humbled to represent my town and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many local organisations from Worthing and further afield who continue to support our annual Remembrance Service and Parade.”

“I shall also be opening the Garden of Remembrance outside Worthing Town Hall at 11am on Monday 6th and attending the 2 minute silence at 11am on Armistice Day on Saturday 11th.”

“I warmly invite everyone to join me at these Remembrance services to show their respect. Worthing is known across the area for the standard of our Remembrance services and I am looking forward to seeing these traditions continued in the coming weeks.”

The two minute silence for Armistice Day will be signalled by a rocket fired from the Worthing beach office and another to signal at the end of the silence.

Remembrance Sunday in Adur, will see Councillor Joss Loader, Vice Chairman of Adur District Council, lay a wreath at 11am at the Shoreham War Memorial in East Street. This is part of the Royal British Legion (RBL) service starting at 10am. Also in attendance will be the Adur and Worthing Councils' Director for the Economy Martin Randall.

Councillor Peter Metcalfe, the Chairman of Adur District Council, will lay a wreath on behalf of the District at the Southwick RBL service on Southwick Green at 11am, and again at 2:45pm in South Street, Lancing before the 3pm RBL service in Lancing.

Councillor Peter Metcalfe, Chairman of Adur District Council, said:

“I am extremely proud and honoured to represent the villages, towns and residents of Adur at this year's remembrance service. Not only are we remembering the sacrifices of those that gave their lives in the great wars, but also to those and their families, who have served and continue to serve in conflicts and operations that continue today around the world.”

See also:

Photos from the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

View of war memorial at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - view of war memorial

Group photo on steps of Worthing Town Hall (soldiers of the 12th Regiment of the Royal Artillery, Mayor of Worthing and other dignitaries) at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - Group photo on steps of Worthing Town Hall (soldiers, Mayor of Worthing and other dignitaries)

(PR17-152)

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