Rugby to fall silent for Remembrance Sunday - The Rugby Observer

Rugby to fall silent for Remembrance Sunday

Rugby Editorial 9th Nov, 2019   0

THE BOROUGH’S annual remembrance service and parade takes place at the War Memorial gates on Sunday (November 10).

Mayor Bill Lewis and the civic party walk from the rear of Lesley Souter House in Whitehall Road to the War Memorial gates in Hillmorton Road to participate in the parade and service.

Representatives from around 20 contingents, including the 250 Squadron of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the Royal British Legion and ex-service organisations, will gather in Hillmorton Road – between Whitehall Recreation Ground and Temple Street – at 10am for review by the Mayor before marching on parade to the War Memorial gates.

Members of the public can attend the service and parade, which takes place from 10.50am to around 11.30am.




A two minute silence takes place during the service. Members of the public can also join the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Timothy Cox, the Mayor and representatives from the contingents in laying wreaths at the gates.

The Reverend Barry Collins leads the service, assisted by Father Shinto Francis. Martin Myatt, of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion, delivers the exhortation, while the Mayor’s Cadet, Cadet Corporal Kaitlyn Hendon of the Rugby Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, delivers the Kohima Epitaph.


The Salvation Army provides the music for the service, which culminates in a march past by all contingents on parade.

Road closures will be in operation on Sunday for remembrance services around the borough, affecting roads around the War Memorial and in Bilton, Hillmorton, Stretton-on-Dunsmore and Wolston. Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/news for more information.

On Armistice Day – Monday (November 11) – Rugby Borough Council will support the Royal British Legion in the tradition of a two-minute silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in memory of those who gave their lives for their country.

Maroons will be fired at Whitehall Recreation Ground in Hillmorton Road to mark the beginning and end of the silence – 11am and 11.02am. Members of the public can attend.

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