Lord Lieutenant to attend the Battle Remembrance Day

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex is to take part in Battle’s Remembrance Day service as an honoured guest of Battle Royal British Legion.

The Legion has begun arrangements for the parade and service on Sunday 9 and to mark Armistice Day on Tuesday 11.

The road closure for Sunday is in place. The church parade assembles at Market Square at 10.15am on the Sunday ready for the march off at 10.20am.

It arrives at St Mary’s Church at approximately 10.40am and all attending the service should have taken their pews by that time.

Dignitaries and honoured guests will have their places reserved for them, as will all organisations taking place.

The Lord Lieutenant, who is representing the Queen, will arrive in time for the service to commence at 10.45am.

The order of service will be conducted by the Dean of Battle, the Very Reverend Canon John Edmondson.

Ian Cheveralls, from Battle Royal British Legion, said: “ Following the service will be the reading of names of our fallen comrades for the past 100 years at the same time as wreaths by the cadets of the Air Training Corps.”

Following the reading of names and wreath laying the parade will reform and return to Market Square.

All who attend the church service on November 9 will have a Booklet of Remembrance given to them to keep containing the names of the 221 fallen from 1914 - 2014.

Ian Cheveralls said: “This is a gift. We have aimed in this booklet to appeal to the younger generation interested in the past and for them to be able to hand this to their children,”

On Tuesday 11 November at 10.50am there will be an assembly for the firing of the maroon by Battel Bonfire Boyes, as in past years.

There will be a sounding of the Last Post and Reville.

If people need more information they can call Ian on 01424 774539.