Remembrance Service in Devizes, 2022

Featured image: Remembrance Sunday 2019, Devizes by Gail Foster.

With thanks to the secretary of The Devizes Branch of the Royal British Legion, Vera Richmond, we have some details of this year’s remembrance service in Devizes. An important year, 2022, because it’s the first time since 2019 there has been a full remembrance service….

On Monday the 2nd of November there will be the opening of the Garden of Remembrance at 10.45hrs at the War Memorial.

On Friday the 11th of November there will be a short service at 10.45hrs to Join with the Nation for two minutes silence at 11.00hrs for Armistice Day.

On Remembrance Sunday, the 13th of November, there will be an inspection and parade from the Market Place to St Johns Church in Long Street, where will be a service. Afterwards, the parade will reform in Long Street, and around the War Memorial for the Last Post and two minutes silence at 11.00hrs.

The wreaths will be laid by the Representee of the King, Royal British Legion, local councils and organizations, after the Last Post. The parade will then return to the Market Place, given the salute to the Kings Representee, Mayor and Chairman of The Royal British Legion.

God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle line, Beneath whose awful hand we hold, Dominion over palm and pine—Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!’

Rudyard Kipling


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