Remembrance Sunday in Birmingham

By on 12/11/2010 in News


Official programme

The Service of Remembrance conducted by the Chaplain

1000 hrs – The Salvation Army Band commences to play on Centenary Square.

1020 hrs – Uniformed contingents march on.

1030 hrs – Members of the City Council and other invited guests leave the ICC for their seats in the grandstand.

1035 hrs – The Civic Wreath Laying Party will leave the ICC for the V.I.P. grandstand.

1040 hrs – The Prince of Wales' Division Band, Standards and Associations march on.

1050 hrs – The Lord Mayor's party will process out of the ICC.

1100 hrs – Volley of rifle fire by soldiers from 37 Signal Regiment (all V.I.P.s and
Officers Commanding Detachments to salute at commencement of Last Post until the first note of “Reveille”.)

Two Minutes Silence.

1102 Volley of rifle fire by soldiers from 37 Signal Regiment.

Other details:

The Prince of Wales' Division Band will play the National Anthem.

Blessing by the Chaplain.

At the conclusion of the Blessing the Lord Mayor's Party will move from the dais and the Lord Mayor will then lay a wreath on behalf of the City at the foot of the Cenotaph. The Bishop will then lay a wreath.

The Civic Wreath Laying party will then leave their seats in the grandstand to be escorted adjacent to the Cenotaph where they will lay their wreaths.

Commander Noble (Royal Navy)
Brigadier Banham (Army)
Wing Commander Austin (Royal Air Force)
Royal British Legion
Federation of Ex-Service Associations
War Widows Association
Merchant Navy
Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance Association
Nautical Club
37 Signal Regiment (v)
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Queen's Royal Hussars
4 Mercians
26 Regiment RA
202 Field Hospital
HMS Forward
HMS Daring
Royal Marine Reserves (Birmingham Detachment)
Chief Constable
Chief Fire Officer
West Midlands Ambulance Service
HM Prison Service
Sea Cadet Corps
Army Cadet Force
Air Training Corps
Member of Parliament
Member of European Parliament
Birmingham St. George's Day Association
Consular Association
Salvation Army
Free Church
Roman Catholic Church
Council of Birmingham and Midland Jewry
Buddhist Faith
Hindu Faith
Muslim Faith
Sikh Faith
Black Led Christian Church
Sikh Community and Youth Service

After laying wreaths, those detailed above will be escorted back to resume their seats in the grandstand.

The Parade will proceed along Broad Street, around the Hall of Memory and will disperse in Cambridge Street.

There will be an opportunity for Members of the public to lay wreaths at the Hall of Memory.

Parade Commander: Lt. Col. A. Percival, R SIGNALS.
Parade Sergeant Major: WO1(RSM) C. M. Ogg, R SIGNALS.
Veterans Parade, Sergeant Major: WO2(RQMS) A. Stowell.

Information on the Hall of Memory and the Books of Remembrance is available at

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