Services and acts of remembrance will be taking place across East Devon on Friday, November 11 and Sunday 13. 

On Friday, Armistice Day, many organisations will observe a two-minute silence at 11am. In Sidmouth there will be a small gathering of military veterans and members of the public in the Market Square, and they will make their way to the war memorial for the silence. 

On Remembrance Sunday there will be a full parade of serving and former members of the armed forces, emergency services and youth groups through Sidmouth town centre to the war memorial for the laying of around 40 wreaths and a short service. This parade will be the first outing of the ceremonial Union Flag known as the Queen’s Colours, bought this year by the Armed Forces Veterans Association. 

The parade will start in the High Street at 10.30am and the service at the memorial will start at about 10.55. 

In Ottery St Mary there will be a Remembrance Day parade from Land of Canaan to the war memorial, followed by a service at the parish church at 10.30. Anyone is welcome to join the parade; participants will be gathering at the Land of Canaan at 9.30am. There will be a two-minute silence at 11am and the laying of wreaths on the war memorial in the churchyard.