At 11.00am on Remembrance Sunday Dover men, women and children gathered at the People of Dover’s War Memorial to honour the memory of all the service men and women who gave their lives in armed conflicts past and present.
The parade of standards, veterans and other organisations marched to the War Memorial in front of Maison Dieu House where the two minutes silence was observed with Civic Leaders. The wreath laying was led by the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, followed by the Town Mayor of Dover. The Deputy Mayor of Calais, Dover’s twin town represented his community. Everyone was welcome to lay a wreath including Veteran’s Associations, local organisations and the families of the fallen. We are grateful to Lance Corporal Kamal of the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas who played the last post.
Our thanks go to all those who attended our service to honour and remember the fallen including the White Cliffs Branch of the Royal British Legion who set out the Garden of Remembrance and collected for the Poppy Appeal in all weathers over the last two weeks. We are also grateful to the Choir of St Edmund’s School and Cantium Brass for leading the music, the Standard Bearers, and the young people of our Cadet forces who acted as sentries during the service.
The Memorial Service was officiated by the Reverend Sean Sheffield, Honorary Chaplain to the Town Mayor and Chaplain to The Royal Green Jackets Association and Flt. Lt. Malcolm Sawyer, RAFVR (Rtd), Chaplain to the Royal British legion (Dover).
The Parade then marched back through the Town to the Market Square where the Mayor took the salute at St. Mary’s Church.