Students and staff from the Military Preparation College (MPC) in Bangor spent several hours cleaning Bangor Cenotaph on Friday morning, in preparation for Sunday’s Remembrance Service.
The students were joined by Cpl Worthington of the Welsh Guards Support Team North, as they swept, tided and cleaned the war memorial.
The MPC, which is based on Farrar Road in Bangor, is a training college that helps 16-19 year olds develop their fitness, vocational qualifications, and employability skills to help prepare for employment, including rewarding careers in the British Armed Forces.
The college hold Remembrance Day activities as one of the most important events of their calendar year and it gives them an opportunity to work in the community and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Learners and all staff will be attending their local Remembrance events this weekend to show their respect across the North Wales area.
Bangor Parade & Services
The Parade in Bangor will assemble by Bangor Clock on the High Street at 9.20am, Sunday 10 November 2019, before marching up the High Street to Bangor Cathedral in time for the start of the Service at 9.45am
Following the service at 10.45am the parade, civic parade and congregation will march to Bangor Cenotaph, where a two minute silence will be observed at 11am, followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony and a short service.
After the wreath laying ceremony the parade will assemble on Deiniol Road, by the crossing, where they will march the short distance to Ffordd Gwynedd and fall out on Ffordd Gwynedd by entrance to Police Station.
All are welcome to attend to watch the parade, the service at the Cathedral and the service by the war memorial.
09.20am Band (Bangor University Brass Band) and Parade forms up by Town Clock
09.25am on word of Parade Marshall the Band leads Parade from Town Clock up the High Street to Cathedral. Civic procession follows. Cllrs at the rear
09.40am Parade arrives outside Cathedral main entrance (by Castle pub). They line up on road prior to going into Cathedral
09.45am Parade goes into Cathedral for Service
10.45am Parade, Civic procession and congregation march down to War Memorial for Wreath laying Service
11.00am Two minutes silence
11.05am Wreath Laying on War Memorial and on North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch and Last Post
11.30am Band and Parade forms up on Deiniol Road (by crossing); Mayor of Bangor, Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff on Dias; Town Clerk, Councillors, Freemen of the City and Guests line up; band and parade march past saluting, turn right onto Ffordd Gwynedd and fall out on Ffordd Gwynedd by entrance to Storiel/Police Station.
Photo & Video: MPC Bangor
Today's short video shows MPC Bangor cleaning the local cenotaph area prior to this weekend's Remembrance activities. MPCT hold Remembrance Day activities as one of the most important events of the calendar year as it gives us an opportunity to work in the community and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Posted by Military Preparation College Bangor on Friday, 8 November 2019