For the first time members of a male voice choir will join the community in singing hymns at this year’s Remembrance Sunday service in Middlesbrough.
Members of the Teesside Apollo Male Voice Choir will attend the service and join the community in singing hymns to music provided by the Royal Signals (Northern) Band at the Cenotaph on Sunday, November 13.
The service starts at 10.45am with the two minute silence at 11am. The march past will include troops from the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and 168 Pioneer Regiment, Veteran Associations together with Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and the Air Training Corps.
The Thursday before Remembrance Sunday (November 10) the Elected Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon, will lay the First Poppy on the Field of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough at 10:45am.
Following the ceremony the Mayor and Civic Party will assemble at the Town Hall when at approximately 11:55am the Mayor will turn a page in each of the Books of Remembrance.
Both events will honour the men and women from the Middlesbrough area who lost their lives in each of the two World Wars and other conflicts.
10.00am Official Party assembles at The Legion Inn on Park Road North
10.30am Parade forms up
10.40am Parade leaves The Legion Inn for Cenotaph
10.45am Remembrance service begins at the Cenotaph. Music will be played by the Royal Signals (Northern) Band and members of the Teesside Apollo Male Voice Choir will support the community in singing the hymns.
11.00am Two minutes’ silence
11.30am Service ends; The Civic Party will retire to the Saluting Base on Linthorpe Road
11.36am March Past, including troops from the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and 168 Pioneer Regiment, Veteran Associations together with Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and the Air Training Corps
12 noon Finish