Melton Borough Council

Two Minute Silence Campaign – Saturday 11 November 2017

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A request has been received from the National President of the Royal British Legion that a nationwide observance of the Two Minutes Silence be upheld again this year.  

The Mayor, Councillor Tejpal Bains said

“With the assistance of the RAVC Defence Animal Training Regiment and co-operation from Melton Mowbray Town Estate, I have arranged for two maroons to be fired in the Play Close, Melton Mowbray on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 11 a.m. and 11.02 a.m. respectively to mark the beginning and end of the two minute silence.

The timing of the event will be taken from the St. Mary's Church clock, on the first strike of 11 a.m. the first maroon will be fired and the second exactly two minutes later.” 

The maroons will be fired by a member of the Army personnel from the DATR whilst the  Mayor attends the Armistice service taking place outside the Royal British Legion Headquarters on Thorpe End.