Salisbury will this week remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Special services are planned for both Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.

It is the first time these kind of commemorations will be held in person since before the pandemic.

Services tomorrow

There is a small ceremony taking place at 11am tomorrow (Thursday, November 11) in the Guildhall Square to mark Armistice Day.

All are welcome to attend.

The poppy flag has already been raised at the Guildhall to "commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country".

Tomorrow, students and cadets at The Wellington Academy, Tidworth, will also mark Remembrance Day.

The academy’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) will lead the solemnities with a parade, as well as a whole school service of remembrance.

The school will be joined by members of the local community and local military units in laying wreaths and observing the silence.

This is the first time in 18 months that the school has been able to come together on such a scale, with Covid-19 restrictions last year meaning that the school had to hold the parade and service virtually, with the event live streamed into classrooms.

The Wellington Academy Headteacher, Steven Paddock, said: “Remembrance Day is a very poignant day at The Wellington Academy and one that the entire CCF has practised for over the last few weeks.

“We are very pleased that we will have our local community and representatives from our local military units join us to lay wreaths and reflect with us on the contribution and sacrifice that service men and women have made.”

Remembrance Sunday

Salisbury's Annual Remembrance Sunday Service will take place at the war memorial in Guildhall Square on Sunday (November 14) from 11am.

The ceremony will be led by the Salisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council.

Everyone will gather at the War Memorial for the two-minute silence at 11am, followed by prayers.

Following this, the parade will march along New Canal, where Deputy Lieutenant Minette Batters accompanied by the Mayor Cllr Caroline Corbin, will take the salute.

The parade will then head to St Thomas’ Church, St Thomas' Square, for the Sunday Service at 11.40am.

All are welcome to attend.

The Civic Party will then proceed back to the Guildhall via St Thomas’ Square.

Road closures

To ensure crowd safety, a number of roads will be closed on Remembrance Sunday.

Blue Boar Row and other roads along the parade route will be shut to traffic between 10.15am and 11.45am and again at 12.15pm until around 1.30pm.

Traffic diversions will be in place.

For the full list of road closures, click here for details.

For more information

For more information, and to view the Order of Service, visit the council's website by clicking here.

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