The Truro branch of the Royal British Legion has worked with Truro City Council to organise events to mark Remembrance.  

This year’s Poppy Appeal was launched on the steps of Truro Cathedral on Saturday.   

This coming Sunday, the Field of Remembrance dedication ceremony will take place at the lawn area at the Cathedral’s east end at 11.45am.  

On Thursday, November 9, Truro mayor Cllr Carol Swain and mayoress Sarah Douglas-Martin will hand a poppy wreath to a representative of GWR so it can be transported to London along with wreaths from other towns and cities across the South West as part of this year’s ‘Poppies to Paddington’ event.   

The wreaths are usually transported by train from Cornwall but this year, due to engineering works on sections of the rail tracks in Cornwall, the first part of the journey will be by bus.  

On Armistice Day, Saturday, November 11, the Truro branch of the Royal British Legion will lead a two-minute silence to be observed at the War Memorial in Boscawen Street at 11am.  

Further events will also take place on Remembrance Sunday. The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial will be repeated at 11am, followed by a wreath laying at 2.30pm.  

A military parade which will pause for the salute with His Majesty the King’s Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall, Col Edward Bolitho OBE, before making its way to High Cross for the formation of the Guard of Honour and the Service of Remembrance at 3.15pm at Truro Cathedral. 

Cllr Swain will welcome dignitaries and military personnel to Truro on the day. 

“Remembrance Sunday is an opportunity for all of us to remember the fallen and honour their bravery and sacrifice,” she said. “I feel very privileged to be able to represent Truro City Council on this important day and hope to see many of you there.