Eastbourne will once again remember all those who have lost their lives in wartime conflict as part of its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13 November, at the War Memorial.

Traditionally, thousands of people attend the event which begins with a parade from Terminus Road of representatives from the military, ex-service personnel, emergency services and other organisations.

They will lead the procession along Cornfield Road to the War Memorial where the service begins.

Among those attending will be Eastbourne Mayor Councillor Pat Rodohan together with MP Caroline Ansell and representatives from both Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council.

The thanksgiving service will be accompanied by musicians and include a two minutes’ silence at 11am and the official wreath laying.

The commemoration event concludes with the continuation of the parade by ex-military personnel past the war memorial via South Street. To facilitate the event, several road closures will be put in place between 10am and 1pm.

The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Rodohan said, “It is wonderful to see the community of Eastbourne come together every year for the Remembrance Service. It is always very well supported and a chance for individuals and the community to honour those who serve and sacrifice their lives (or risk their lives) to defend our great nation and our way of life.

“It is a time to remember the service and sacrifice of so many, who came from all walks of life and from every background, whether they served 100 years ago or today.”