This year’s City Centre Remembrance commemorations announced

Published: 17 October 2022

Remembrance poppy on Council House

Services will take place on Friday 11 and Sunday 13 November.

Derby City Council is pleased to announce that preparations are underway for this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

The city's Annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade will take place on Sunday 13 November, with troops from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 148 Divisional Support Company, as well as members of local veteran and youth organisations, parading through the city centre.

A short service, led by The Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, Dean of Derby, will take place after the first part of the parade, during which a two-minute silence will be observed at 11.00am. Following this, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial before the parade finishes.

Members of the public will be able to view the proceedings, which will begin at 10.50am, from designated areas and on screens positioned in the Market Place and outside the Council House.

The beginning of the two-minute silence will be signalled by a maroon. Maroons are explosive devices, similar to fireworks, which create a loud bang.

On Armistice Day (Friday 11 November) there will also be an opportunity for members of the public to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service. This will take place at 10.50am at the War Memorial.

Organisations who wish to participate in the parade or lay a wreath must contact Civic Services by 5pm on Thursday 27 October. Wreaths can be sourced directly from The Royal British Legion.

For further information, or to discuss how you can be involved in this year's commemoration please contact Civic Services via email or telephone on 01332 643066.

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