THE PEOPLE of Salisbury can pay their respects to those who lost their life on this Armistice Day. 

Armistice day takes place on Saturday, November 11 and the Royal British Legion band will perform in the Guildhall Square from 10am.

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The ceremony will be led by the Salisbury branch of the Royal British Legion with the Mayor of Salisbury Cllr Atiqul Hoque and Salisbury City Councillors present. 

The Deputy Lieutenant Mr Luke March will also be attending.

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The service will begin at 10.40 am and will be led by Reverend Kelvin Inglis. There will be a 2-minute silence at 11.00am followed by the national anthem and prayers.

Three new plaques were installed at the Salisbury War Memorial in October 2023 to remember local service people who died during World War 2.

Project Manager Chris Hewitt will also make a dedication to the plaques, and it is hoped that families of those listed on the plaques will attend to remember their relatives.

Salisbury Journal: Ron Champion, 102, launched the Poppy Appeal in SalisburyRon Champion, 102, launched the Poppy Appeal in Salisbury (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Salisbury last week by a veteran aged 102 who served in the Armed Forces for decades.

Ron Collins, this year's guest of honour, presented the first poppy to the VLL three days after celebrating his 102nd birthday, an anniversary he shares with the Poppy Appeal itself which started in 1921.