It is with great reluctance and regret that it is confirmed that the planned Submariners Association Remembrance Ceremony in the Middle Temple Gardens on Sunday 1st November has been cancelled. This decision has been taken by the NMC owing to current Government COVID 19 restrictions on large gatherings and to comply with the ‘Rule of Six’ Guidance.
However, to ensure that a meaningful Submariner’s Remembrance Ceremony can take place, a Plan “B” has been devised (see below) to comply with the current Rules and ensure that we can pay meaningful respects to our fallen. The Plan “B” Option will take place at the Embankment Memorial and will be the Official Ceremony.
It is appreciated that Branches and Individuals will be very disappointed and, that some may wish to pay their own respects and lay Wreaths at the Embankment Memorial. However, this will not form any part of the ‘Official Ceremony’ and must be a personal decision. It is respectfully requested that any other such Wreath Laying is carried out after the ‘Official Ceremony’ has been completed and that current Government Guidance and ‘Social Distancing’ Rules are observed at all times.
Please also note that those who applied for and received Tickets for the Remembrance Ceremony at Temple Gardens are advised that those Tickets are no longer valid.
SUBMARINERS ASSOCIATION EMBANKMENT CEREMONY 1NOVEMBER 2020
VENUE NATIONAL SUBMARINERS EMBANKMENT MEMORIAL
DATE: SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2020
TIME: 10:10 (Service commences at 10:30)
Commodore Jim Perks COSM – Senior Officer
The Rev. Prof Stephen Wray SA Honorary Chaplain
Barrie Downer SA Chairman
Iain Mackenzie Parade Marshall
Trevor Thomas National Standard Bearer- representing the Branches
Junior Rate Representing the Serving Submariners
09:30 IM taxi with Wreaths to the Embankment Memorial
10:10 BD greets Cdre Perks and Padre
10:15 IM briefs all on the Parade Routine & Stands Parade ‘At Ease’
10:30 SA Honorary Chaplain commences Service
The Reading Commodore Perks
Prayers Rev. Prof Stephen Wray
The Act of Remembrance Barrie Downer
Two Minute Silence Iain Mackenzie brings Parade to ‘Attention’
On Completion Iain Mackenzie stands Parade ‘At Ease’
The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Prof Stephen Wray
Laying of Wreaths Commodore Perks, Barrie Downer, Iain Mackenzie & J/Rate
Roll Call Submarines Lost Barrie Downer, Iain Mackenzie & Junior Rate
Final Prayers & Blessing Rev. Prof Stephen Wray
‘Out Hip Flasks’ Iain Mackenzie
Toast to ‘Absent Friends
Dismiss Parade Iain Mackenzie