Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will recognise both Armistice Day on 11th November and Remembrance Sunday on 13th November 2011 with simple ceremonies at 11.00am at the National Destroyer Memorial in the centre of The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Visitors to The Historic Dockyard on these two days, together with members of the Dockyard community are invited to join Trust staff for these acts of remembrance. The end of the two minutes’ silence on both days will be marked by the firing of B Gun on Second World War Destroyer and National Memorial HMS CAVALIER by the Heritage Naval Gun Crew and opportunities to lay poppy wreaths at the Bronze Monument will follow. Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB, Chairman, will lay the first wreath on behalf of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust on Friday 11th November.

Access to The Historic Dockyard for the remembrance ceremonies will be free of charge but visitor tickets will be required to visit the galleries and attractions. Veterans and their families will have ‘free of charge’ access to HMS CAVALIER on these two days.

At 11.00am on Remembrance Sunday a heavy 6 pounder gun will also be fired at Fort Amherst, by the Napoleonic re-enactors of the 4th Battalion Royal Foot Artillery, to signal the start of the two minutes silence to Medway.

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