As Wiltshire approaches Remembrance Sunday, Devizes has its own Remembrance Sentry – who will have remained on parade in the Market Place for 100 hours this week.

Sgt. Ian Conner-Lewis, formerly of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, will stand sentinel with his trusty dog pet Misty in honour of those who served and those who performed the supreme sacrifice.

“I’ve chosen to be here every day, for 100 hours in total, in order to mark the centenary of the poppy appeal,” said Ian, 49, who lives on a canal boat in the town.

“I will be collecting for the appeal but it’s not just about that. Mainly it is my act of remembrance,” he said.

Devizes. Royal British Legion has announced: November 11, 10.45 am – Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. Sunday November 14: Due to current Covid and numbers restrictions there will be no Service of Remembrance in St John’s Church but the Parade will take the following format:

09.00 – Main parade forms up outside the Corn Exchange

09.30 – Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Town Mayor inspect Parade personnel

10.00 – Remembrance service in the Corn Exchange. Invited personnel only. Service to be relayed, by PA system, to Market Place

11.00- Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, including the laying of Wreaths

11.20 - Deputy Lord Lieutenant takes the Parade Salute, junction of St John’s Street and Long Street

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and the RBL will hold an act of Remembrance on November 11 at 10.45am at the war memorial on the High Street. Guests should wear face masks and maintain social distancing where possible. The council and RBL will hold Remembrance to the fallen on Sunday November 14 at 2.30pm at the war memorial. Due to uncertainty about the pandemic, no parade will be held this year.

In Chippenham on November 11 the RBL will lead a short service at the Town Hall to commemorate Armistice Day. On Sunday November 14 the town council and the RBL will attend the annual Service of Remembrance at St Andrew’s Church. The service will begin with the Macebearer leading a procession from the Town Hall at 10:05 to St Andrew’s Church. Following the service, at 10:55, the Macebearer will lead the procession to the War Memorial where there will be an Act of Remembrance.

At 11.00 there will be a two-minute silence followed by Reveille, Kohima Epitaph, National Anthem and laying of wreaths.

Marlborough. Sunday November 11. A parade will form from 10:00 in the High Street for a march to arrive at the Cenotaph in New Road for the 11:00 two-minute silence and laying of wreaths,

followed by a Service of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church. Due to the Covid restrictions the service will be invitation only. Roads including the High Street will be closed 10-11.30.