Barbados will honour its war dead on Remembrance Sunday, November 9, 2008 with the customary parade and short inter-denominational service at the Cenotaph, National Heroes’ Square, commencing at 8:00 a.m.
Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands and Prime Minister David Thompson will attend and lay wreaths in remembrance of the servicemen who lost their lives during World Wars One and Two.
The Diplomatic Corps and uniformed organisations will also participate in the wreath-laying ceremony, during the parade of armed and unarmed units, total ling 376 personnel.
The strength of each detachment on parade will be as follows:
Guard of Honour (Barbados Regiment) – 100 all ranks; Barbados Coast Guard – 36 all ranks; Royal Barbados Police Force – 48 all ranks; Barbados Cadet Corps – 48 all ranks; Barbados Fire Service – 24; Barbados Prison Service – 24; Barbados Boy Scouts Association – 24; Barbados Girl Guides Association – 24; St. John Ambulance Brigade – 24 and Barbados Red Cross Association – 24.
The Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force will play for the armed units on parade and for the march from Central Police Station to National Heroes’ Square. The Barbados Defence Force Band will provide music for the unarmed units to march from Queen’s Park to the Square and back. (TA)