Trafalgar Day celebrations will take place in Birmingham on Sunday, October 26.
The event marks the victory of Admiral Lord Nelsonâ€™s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
The ceremony will commence at the statue of Nelson at the Bullring, with music from the Band of the West Midlands Fire Service, who will be performing as participants assemble. These include HMS Forward, Sea Cadets, Scouts and Girl Guides.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will inspect the assembled naval personnel from 10.45am before master of ceremonies Stephen Hartland welcomes everyone at 11am and introduces the speakers â€“ The Lord Mayor, the Commanding Officer of HMS Forward and the Rev Ray Price â€“ who will be preceded by the National Anthem played by the band and led by a singer from Birmingham City Council Choir.
At 11.20am, wreaths will be laid at the statue by the Lord Mayor and representatives from the following organisations:
- Naval Officer for Royal Navy
- The Birmingham Nautical Club
- Sea Cadet Corps and Sea Scouts
- The Nelson Society
- The Birmingham Civic Society
- The Birmingham Society
- Birmingham St Georgeâ€™s Day Association
- Girl Guides and Scouts
Following the wreath-laying, there will be a minuteâ€™s silence with Last Retreat and Reveille played by a trumpeter/bugler from the band.
At 11.40am, a parade will proceed to Victoria Square where the Lord Mayor will take the salute outside the Council House.
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