Change of place for Remembrance Sunday

Her Majesty The Queen has approved that Sunday 8th November will be observed as Remembrance Sunday. This year, due to roadworks in the area of the Cross of Sacrifice, the Gibraltar Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the British War Memorial on Line Wall Road, opposite City Hall, at noon.

A Gibraltar Government statement says: The Ceremony is organised by the Government. His Excellency the Governor, in his capacity as representative of the Queen of Gibraltar, will lead the service. On his arrival he will read the Bidding. This will be followed by the observance of the Two Minutes silence, the beginning and end of which will be signalled by a saluting gun. The Last Post will be sounded, after which wreaths will be laid, and an inter-denominational service will be held. The Ceremony will conclude with the sounding of Reveille and the singing of the National Anthem.

Medals and decorations may be worn with civilian dress by all those entitled to do so. Relatives of deceased servicemen and servicewomen may also wear their decorations.

Persons or Organisations, who have pre-ordered the official wreaths from Mr Solomon Levy, may collect them from No 6 Convent Place on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November from 10am until noon, on payment of 25. Cheques should be made payable to The Gibraltar Poppy Day Appeal Fund.