Archive by category Armed Forces

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 14 November) have now been finalised. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at the city’s war memorial on Victoria Embankment will take place on Sunday with the ceremony beginning at 10.45am. There will be a full service with music played throughout by The Nottinghamshire Band of […]

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Accolade confirms Council’s ongoing commitment to Armed Forces

Accolade confirms Council’s ongoing commitment to Armed Forces

Nottingham City Council has today been handed a major award by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for continued support of the Armed Forces. The authority has been presented with a Silver Award in the 2021 MOD Employer Recognition Scheme. This bestows Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditations on those employers who support the wider Forces community […]

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Website signposts veterans in Nottingham to help and support

Website signposts veterans in Nottingham to help and support

A one-stop-shop website has been created to help Army veterans from Nottingham to access support services. The link from the main Nottingham City Council site provides advice on a range of areas, including housing, employment, education or health concerns. It comes ahead of national Armed Forces Day on Saturday. Nottingham has a proud history of […]

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City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Revised plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 8 November) in line with the new national lockdown restrictions have been announced. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at Victoria Embankment will not proceed this year due to the potential numbers attending  – usually several thousand people – and the need to avoid large […]

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HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH Duke of Kent will officially unveil the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on 28h June 2019. The memorial on the Victoria Embankment will feature the names of all 13,482 from Nottinghamshire who lost their lives in the 1914 – 18 War, as well as civilian casualties, including nurses, two people killed in a […]

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Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground is to be designated a Centenary Field commemorating those lost in World War One. The new status is to be marked by planting three native Oak trees on the site. Local ward councillors Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, Cllr Cheryl Barnard and Cllr Nick McDonald, along with representatives from The Royal British Legion […]

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Remembrance events in Nottingham mark the Armistice centenary

Remembrance events in Nottingham mark the Armistice centenary

A number of events took place in Nottingham to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice and remember those who lost their lives in past conflicts. Yesterday (Sunday), Victoria Embankment was again the city’s focal point for commemoration. The traditional two-minute silence and wreath-laying included a larger and enhanced viewing area this year […]

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