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Rememberance Sunday


12:01am 13th November 2011

Yorkshire pays tribute to its fallen each year, holding events and ceremonies across the region in honour of the sacrifice and bravery of personnel who have given their lives in Service.
The act of remembrance serves to remind the public that the nation has a duty to remember the fallen and to honour and provide for the wounded.

On Sunday 13th November 2011, a two minute silence will be held at 11 o'clock recognising the sacrifices and contributions made by not only the UK Armed Forces, but also by the UK civilian population and Commonwealth Forces.
Please see below for the list of Sunday Remembrance events taking place in Yorkshire, involving the Regular and Territorial Army.

Military representatives from the Defence School of Transport are attending a service at Beverley Minster and Wreath Laying in the Memorial Gardens, Hengate, Beverley at 1050 hrs.  
Reservists from 72 Engineer Regiment will be marching in Bradford Remembrance parade that forms up by the Town Hall at 1045hrs and moves to the Cenotaph before marching past and finishing in Centenary Square.
Junior soldiers from the Army Foundation College will parade through Harrogate Town Centre at 1030hrs, for the two minute silence at the Cenotaph at 1100hrs. At 1300hrs a memorial service will also be held in Stonefall Cemetery.
Members of 150 Transport Regiment will be parading through the streets of Hull, stepping off at 1025hrs on Pease Street. They will march to the Cenotaph and lay wreaths after a short service is held.
Military personnel from the Defence School of Transport will attend a service at St Martins Garrison Church, Normandy Barracks, Leconfield commencing at 1045hrs.  The Service will be conducted by the Reverend BD Millson.
Members of the Royal Artillery (Volunteers) will be on parade and lay wreaths at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, at 10:50hrs. The commemorations will include the firing of a WWI field gun which will be manned by a costumed crew and a two minute silence.
Cadets from the Yorkshire Officer Training Regiment (Leeds UOTC) will have a Remembrance Parade in Victoria Gardens, Leeds at 10:45hrs.
100 reservists from 38 Signal Regiment and 72 Engineer Regiment will parade at Barker's Pool, Sheffield city centre from 1030hrs. Guests on the day include The Right Honourable David Blunkett (MP), The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, and Her Majesties Vice Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire.  
Cadets from the Sheffield Officer Training Regiment (Sheffield UOTC) will have a Remembrance Parade in Weston Park at 10:45hrs.
At Cliffords Tower at 1030hrs soldiers from 2 Signal Regiment, Queens Own Yeomanry and 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment will march to the Memorial Gardens for the City of York Civic Remembrance Service.
At 1100hrs guns will be fired in the Gardens for the Act of Remembrance followed by the sounding of the Last Post, an Ode to the Fallen reading, and the laying of wreaths. Brigadier Greville Bibby, Commander of 15 Brigade and York Garrison will be present along with the Lord Mayor, the Lord-Lieutenant and Senior Service Officers.
The 2 Signal Regiment memorial service will follow in York Minster at 1230hrs. 

The Lord Mayor of York and members of the civic party will be joined by ex-service associations and serving forces to remember all those who have fallen in past and current conflicts.

Members of the public wishing to join in the service in Memorial Gardens can enter through the main gates until 10.30am, after which they will be directed through the side entrance to the gardens, next to Westgate apartments.

The Yorkshire Regiment Band will provide the music for the service and parade.

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