Remembrance Events 2020

Published: 13 August 2020

Battle of Britain Day Wreath Laying Service - 15th September 2020
The annual event, normally organised by FTC, will not be taking place and the Town Mayor and her family will simply lay a wreath at the Battle of Britain Memorial on The Leas at some point during the day (without ceremony).

 

Dedication of Garden of Remembrance

The normal annual service will not take place, however the following arrangements will be  made:

i)                    Regimental crosses to be in place in the Garden of Remembrance for the duration of November

ii)                   Town Mayor and family to place out poppy crosses at some point during November

iii)                 Public to be encouraged to place out poppy crosses via social media etc.

iv)                 The RBL situation re: poppies has not yet been confirmed however it is likely to be poppy tins and poppies being located on Supermarket checkouts with no collectors present.

v)                   Folkestone Museum to provide an online crafting activity on how to make poppy crosses.

 

Remembrance Sunday – 8th November

The normal annual service will not take place and the Mayor and her family will lay wreaths at some point during the day (without ceremony) at the following memorials:

 

  • Town’s War Memorial - top of Road of Remembrance
  • Step Short Arch on The Leas
  • RAF Memorial on The Leas
  • Gurkha Memorial in Garden of Remembrance
  • Shorncliffe Garrison tbc.

 

Other organisations are encouraged to lay their own wreaths at the Town’s War Memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance at some point during the day.  Please note there will be no road closures in place and the War Memorial is positioned on a roundabout, so care must be taken regarding oncoming traffic.

 

Machine Gun Corps Service at the Memorial in Cheriton Road Cemetery – 11th November

This service will take place as it lends itself to being able to restrict access to invited guests only and ensure social distancing measures are in place.  We have agreed with RBL (who normally lead on this service) to co-ordinate this event, monitoring Government guidelines, adjusting measures as appropriate.  Further information will be available nearer to this date.

We do realise that this information will come as a disappointment to many, but hopefully the above arrangements will allow us all to remember those that have given their lives during conflict, whilst not encouraging any large gatherings at this time.