North Devon Remembrance 2013 events

Remembrance Sunday is this weekend, November 10.

Remembrance Sunday is this weekend, November 10. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Round up of tomorrow’s Royal British Legion events across North Devon and Torridge this Remembrance Sunday..

COMMUNITIES across North Devon will honour the fallen on Remembrance Sunday tomorrow.

The moving traditional service and Act of Remembrance will be played out at churches and war memorials, hosted by the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

Whether morning or afternoon, in many places it will begin with a parade of veterans, standard bearers and civic dignitaries, who will gather to pay their respects and lay wreaths at the local memorial.

Monday is Armistice Day, when at 11am across the country towns and villages will stop for a two minute silence to mark the moment 95 years ago when the guns of the First World War fell silent.

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Some North Devon communities mark the 11/11 with special events – at Hartland, maroon rockets will be fired at the playing field to signal the two minutes’ silence at 11am.

South Molton RBL will have some 60 members on parade in berets, blazers and medals at the town war memorial on Monday with a short service where the names of those from the town who fell during the two World Wars and later, are read out, followed by the Last Post, two minutes silence at 11am and Reveille.

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There is one event on Saturday too, at 10.45am by the Winkleigh Airfield Memorial Stone, to commemorate the 30 overseas airmen, mainly Canadians, who flew from Winkleigh and gave their lives. A Royal Canadian Airforce Officer will lay a wreath. Following the service refreshments provided by D & S Supplies.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, which cost Britain more than 1,000 dead, many of them National Servicemen.

All are welcome to attend any of the moving Remembrance or Armistice Day events.


APPLEDORE: Parade sets off 2.30pm from old railway station in Torridge Road, wreath laying at war memorial before 3pm service at St Mary’s Church, followed by march to Marine parade and dismiss.

BARNSTAPLE: Remembrance Service at Rock Park War Memorial 10.50am, followed by a parade to the Parish Church for a full service. The Guildhall will be open from 9.45am to 12 noon for those who wish to see the names of the fallen in World War II, and those from HMS Stevenstone, and pay their respects.

BIDEFORD: Act of Remembrance Victoria Park 10.50am, followed by parade to St Mary’s Parish Church for Remembrance Day Civic Service 11.15am.

BRAUNTON: Civic Service of Remembrance, St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 11am. Parade leaves Caen car park 10.20am.

COMBE MARTIN: Parade leaves village coach park (Pack O’ Cards) 9.55am for Parish Church, Service of Remembrance 10.15am, Act of Remembrance at war memorial 10.50am, all welcome.

HARTLAND: 11am Remembrance Service at St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, with a 2.15pm parade setting off from Hartland RBL Hall for wreath laying at the Square from 2.30pm.

HATHERLEIGH: Assemble Oakfield Road 10.15am for march to St John the Baptist Church and 11am Act of Remembrance at war memorial. Following the service the parade will march through the town to the community centre.

HOLSWORTHY: Parade forms up at the Square 2pm, moves off at 2.30 for a service at Holsworthy Methodist Church from 3-3.45pm, followed by a march to the war memorial and Act of Remembrance. All welcome back at Upcott Field, Holsworthy FC, from 4.30pm approx for refreshments.

ILFRACOMBE: Service at Holy Trinity Church and war memorial, 10.30am.

SOUTH MOLTON: Civic and RBL parade leaves Pannier Market 10.40am for 11am service at Parish Church.

TORRINGTON: Parade leaves Lidl car park 10.30am for Torrington Cemetery war memorial and 10.50am service.

WINKLEIGH: RBL and organisations assemble at village square 2.45pm for parade to Parish Church and 3pm service, followed by wreath laying at the war memorial. Light refreshments provided after by the Womens’ Section of the Royal British Legion in the Village Hall.

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