Retford Service of Remembrance

Retford Service of Remembrance

The Retford & District Branch of The Royal British Legion supported by Bassetlaw District Council is hosting a service for Remembrance Sunday this year on Sunday 14 November from 10:45am.

The Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Nigel Chapman and Mayor of Retford, Cllr Carolyn Troop will be joining Royal British Legion representatives, cadet units, ex-service associations, the Air Training Corps, Police and Fire Service representatives and voluntary organisations at the War Memorial in Retford Market Square.

A short wreath laying Service and Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial from approximately 10.45am before the two minutes silence at 11.00am. The service will be led by Canon Dick Lewis of St Swithun’s Church, East Retford.

There will be the opportunity for anyone who wishes to lay a wreath or a Poppy cross to do so.

Vice Chairman of the Retford & District Branch of The Royal British Legion, Glenn White said:

“We are grateful for the support the people of Retford show every year in marking the act of remembrance. This year sees the centenary of the Royal British Legion and following on from the pandemic is especially poignant as we come together to commemorate and remember those who have laid down their lives in past wars and conflict.”

Members of the public are also invited to attend a short service of remembrance on Thursday 11th November in Retford Market Square, commencing at 10.45am, prior to joining the National Silence at 11am.

Last Updated on Monday, December 20, 2021