As Remembrance Day on November 11 approaches, veterans groups around Gedling borough are working with Gedling Borough Council on planning special events to mark the occasion.
Last year saw many annual celebrations cancelled due to Covid, and it is likely some of this year’s events will continue to look a bit different from what people are used to from past years.
Nevertheless, veterans and serving members of the armed forces will be out with civic dignitaries and members of the public this month to mark the occasion and remember all those who have given their lives for their country.
Among the events taking place this year are the following:
Arnold Remembrance Parade
This event takes place on November 14th and begins at 9am.
A parade will form at 9am at the Victory Club on Church Drive and will march off to St Paul’s Church for the service of Remembrance at 9.15am
The parade will then leave the church and form up for the march to Arnot Hill Park via Mansfield Road, Sir John Robinson Way and Nottingham Road.
People will then assemble at the Memorial in Arnot Hill Park at 10.45am for a wreath-laying ceremony.
Between 11:15-11:30am the parade will march back to the Victory Club via Nottingham Road and onto Church Drive for an 11:45am finish.
Proceedings commence with a service at All Hallows Church in Gedling on Sunday, November 14 at 10am.
At 10.45am, following the service, guests will make their way out of the church and form up into a small parade down to the War Memorial.
There will be an act of remembrance at 11am and wreath laying, before parading back to the church where coffee and refreshments will be available.
Mapperley, Porchester & District Remembrance Parade
This parade takes place on November 21st.
At approximately 10:35am The band and parade will assemble at the Gedling Borough Council Car Park on Bonnington Road, which is behind the TSB Bank on Plains Road in Mapperley.
The band will then lead the parade from the car park onto Woodborough/Plains Road Mapperley and head towards Mapperley War Memorial, on the corner of Woodborough Road and Woodthrope Drive.
Once at the memorial, there will be a short service, followed by the Last Post, two minutes silence at 11am, laying of wreaths and closing prayers.
Following the memorial service, the band and parade will march back to the starting point where the national anthem will be played.