Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 13 November 2016

10:30 Parade of Uniformed Organisations

Led by 1st Troon BB Pipe Band, members of Royal British Legion Scotland and uniformed organisations will parade through Troon town centre to the War Memorial on South Beach Esplanade, to arrive in time for the Service of Remembrance.  The salute will be taken by Major David Dickson, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire.

Veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force are cordially invited to join the parade, which musters at Troon Primary School in Barassie Street at 10:15.  Campaign medals and decorations are to be worn.

10:45 Service of Remembrance

Troon’s annual Act of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.

This year the service will be conducted by Rev David Prentice-Hyers, minister of Troon Old Parish Church.

We remember the fallen of two World Wars and conflicts around the world since, up to the present day.

In the event of unduly inclement weather, this event will take place in Troon Concert Hall.

11:15 (approx) Ecumenical Worship Service

Immediately after the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, the season of Remembrance comes to a close with an ecumenical worship service hosted by Troon Old.  The joint congregations of Troon Church of the Nazarene, St Meddan’s Parish Church, St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church and Troon Old Parish Church will be led in worship by clergy from all four churches, with participation by members of Royal British Legion Scotland and the uniformed organisations.  The preacher will be Rev Derek Peat of St Meddan’s Parish Church.

All attending the ceremony at the War Memorial are warmly welcomed to come in out of the cold and share in this special church service, followed by tea and coffee in the Church Hall.

Members of the congregation not attending the War Memorial should note that morning service will be delayed from its usual starting time of 10:30am.

The image featured above is an extract from a drawing of The Battle of the Somme by Muirhead Bone.  Bone was the first official British war artist appointed during the Great War, in May 1916.  Shortly afterwards he was sent to France, where he arrived during the Battle of the Somme.  The complete drawing can be accessed from the archives of the Imperial War Museum and the Canadian War Museum.