WE will be holding a Remembrance Day minute’s silence before the kick-off of Saturday’s npower League 2 clash with Gillingham.After the teams line up, Club Chaplain Arthur Goode will introduce the minute’s silence in which we will remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The memorial’s start will be signalled by buglers from the Devonport Royal Naval Volunteer Band who, under the direction of Band CSgt Simon Nicholls, will also play before the game and welcome the players with a live rendition of Semper Fidelis.
At the same time, Forza Verde 1886 has organised a display to underline Argyle’s proud and traditional support of the armed forces and of and all military remembrances.
Supporters in Block 3 are asked to take part in this display which will turn that block into a giant poppy in memorial to those who have died.
This card should be lifted up when the players line up after coming out of the tunnel and held up until the end of the minute’s silence. This will enable the whole ground to see the tribute and our photographers to get images of the display.
The Devonport Royal Naval Volunteer Band is located within HMS Drake. It was established in 1995, following the disbandment of the band at RNEC Manadon, the former Royal Naval Engineering College.
The Volunteer Band provides musical support at many functions around Devonport Naval Base and is in great demand within the Naval Base, as well as in the local community.
The Band has had a busy summer representing the Naval Base at events celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Armed Forces week.
The Corps of Drums are an integral part of the Band and perform both with the Band and on their own at concerts, parades and various dinners both for the Naval Base and private engagements.
The Band and Corps of Drums is open to serving and non serving members and is always keen to welcome new members at their rehearsals in HMS Drake on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Band members can look forward to a busy schedule of rehearsals and engagements as well as the possibility of foreign travel. The Band has a full time Bandmaster who is a serving Band Colour Sergeant from the Royal Marines Band Service.
Anyone interested in joining or in booking the Band for an engagement should contact the Bandmaster on 01752 555311.
The buglers for the Act of Remembrance are Dave Harding and Steve Benwell.
Dave has more than 30 years experience of drumming and bugling, whilst Steve has been a committed member of the Band for a number of years.