A Merchant Navy Day Service is being held at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday 3 September from 10.30am, followed by a wreath laying ceremony on Dover Seafront at 12 noon.
The service and ceremony are being arranged by the Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Mike Conolly, along with Mr Donald Hunter, the Founder of the Dover and District Merchant Navy Memorial Fund, and all are welcome to attend.
National Merchant Navy Day takes place annually to honour the brave men and women of the Merchant Navy, including those who lost their lives at times of war, and to celebrate the vital role of merchant seafarers in the lives of our communities.
For more information on the Merchant Navy Day Service in Dover, please call the Civic Officer at Dover District Council on (01304) 872003. For more information on Merchant Navy Day, please see www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Merchant Navy Day in Dover - Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover
10.00am - Town Hall opens.
10.20am - Standard bearers arrive and congregate by the side of the Town Hall (dry weather) or in Connaught Hall (wet weather). Guests arrive in Stone Hall.
10.30am - The Reverend takes his place. Sound the ‘Alert’ by bugler. Standard bearers march up the Town Hall steps (dry weather), or from Connaught Hall (wet weather), through Stone Hall to the dais at the rear of Stone Hall.
10.35am - Service.
10.55am - Speeches.
11.00am - Standard bearers march out of Stone Hall. Light refreshments served in Connaught Hall.
11.40am - Those travelling on the coach take their seats. (Coach stationed outside the main entrance to the Town Hall).
11.50am - Coach departs for wreath laying ceremony at Dover Seafront.
12 noon - Wreath laying ceremony at the Merchant Navy War Memorial, Marine Parade, Dover Seafront.
Please note timings are approximate
Posted on 16 August 2019