Remembrance Day Service
On Remembrance Day, many people usually take time to go to services to pay their respects. This year, we are all having to be apart to protect our community and keyworkers. The HMS Leigh Team wanted to play their part in bringing everyone together wherever possible to remember those who serve or have served our country.
This is a short service, 14 minutes long, that was filmed at the Southend Cenotaph recently. Lead by Father David Wylie RN, a former marine and now the county chaplain for the Royal British Legion in Essex, it includes a 2-minute silence and the Last Post.
There is also an order of service if you would like one to follow – but as there are no hymns, you could just prop up your device and head out to your doorstep before the 2 minute silence.
For six years people in Southend gave up their town, supporting the Navy and the WRNS based on HMS Leigh able to marshal thousands of ships and millions of troops together with the fuel for tanks, shells for artillery, alongside the uniforms, food and supplies necessary to keep the Allied Forces fighting for the freedom of us all. During the dark days of World War 2, from Dunkirk and the Blitz to D-Day and the fall of Berlin HMS Leigh stood solid in the cold waters of the North Sea as the Guardian of the Thames and the sentry post of London. We would love you to think about them during the 2-minute silence and if you want to know more, please do look through the website or get involved with the HMS Leigh project.
We will remember them.