Chichester, Midhurst and Bognor residents pay tribute to the fallen

Chichester Remembrance Service. Chichester Mayor Anne Scicluna lays a wreath on behalf of the Chichester District Council.
Chichester Remembrance Service. Chichester Mayor Anne Scicluna lays a wreath on behalf of the Chichester District Council.
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THOUSANDS of people across the district paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for their country today (November 11).

This year, both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on the same day, Sunday, November 11.

Chichester

In Chichester, the civic procession, led by mayor Anne Scicluna, left Council House, in North Street, at 10.40am, and arrived at the Litten Gardens War Memorial for a service at 11am.

Platoons marched through East Street prior to the Litten Gardens service.

Hundreds of residents turned out to watch the parade and pay tribute to the fallen.

A two minute silence at the War Memorial was followed by the laying of the wreaths and hymns.

The large crowd then joined the procession in singing the national anthem.

In East Wittering and Bracklesham, Royal British Legion members paid homage to the fallen at the East Wittering Dedication Stone, coinciding with the 11am Remembrance Service in Whitehall.

In Selsey, a remembrance service started at 10am at the Selsey Academy.

Midhurst an Petworth

In Midhurst, there was a service of remembrance at Midhurst War Memorial starting at 10.45am.

Wreaths were laid by Margaret Johnson, Deputy Lieutenant for the county of West Sussex, and by council representatives, churches and other organisations including the Army Cadet Force and girl guides.

In Petworth, a service was held at St Mary’s Church from 10.30am, with a pause at 11am when the congregation held a minute of silence at the war memorial.

A parade of ex-servicemen and women, supporters, and uniformed organisations will assemble at the Royal British Legion Club, in Grove Street, at 2.30pm.

The parade will process through the town, to a service at St Mary’s at 3pm. Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial.

Bognor Regis

A large crowd gathered around the war memorial in Bognor Regis town centre for the annual Remembrance Sunday service.

Service veterans joined with young peoples’ organisations for the occasion to remember those from the town who died for their country. Dozens of wreaths were laid by various councils and groups to honour their sacrifice.

Further services of remembrance have taken place in Aldwick, Ford and Eastergate.