Gosport residents are being encouraged to attend the borough’s Remembrance Sunday service on 12 November at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
An armed guard, courtesy of HMS Sultan, will form up on the road opposite the hospital. Joining them will be representatives from the Royal British Legion, veterans groups, Scouts, Guides, Sea Cadets, Air Cadets and other local organisations.
The parade will step off at 10.30am. The Remembrance Sunday ceremony, conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev Sean Blackman, will start at 10.58am. Music will be provided by Gosport Solent Brass, with a bugler sounding Last Post and Reveille.
The Mayor, Cllr Martin Pepper, will lay a wreath on behalf of the borough. He will be joined by the King’s representative from the Lord-Lieutenant’s office, Admiral Sir Philip Jones GCB DL. Wreaths from civic, service and association representatives will then be laid.
On conclusion of the service a march-past will take place in front of hospital, where the salute will be taken by the Mayor and Admiral Jones.
Residents can see and download the order of service by searching ‘remembrance’ at www.gosport.gov.uk