Battle’s Over - A Nation’s Tribute

On 11 November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Battle's Over


Plymouth will be joining the international ‘Battle’s Over’ commemoration this Remembrance Sunday, marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One.

As well as the annual service of remembrance on Plymouth Hoe at 11am, there will be special events in the early morning and evening, linking in with commemorations being held across the UK and overseas.

The day will begin on the Hoe at 6am, with a lone piper playing Battle’s O’er (a traditional Scottish air played after a battle) as the Ensign is raised on the Belvedere. More than 1,000 pipers will be playing the tune in other locations at the same time.

The city’s remembrance service will take place later that morning, starting with a two-minute silence at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.

Civic dignitaries and military representatives will gather on the Hoe again at 6pm for ‘Battle’s Over: A Nation’s Tribute’, which will include a ‘Beating Retreat’ and Sunset ceremony with The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

Sunset will sound as the Ensign is lowered and a beacon will then be lit on the south side of the Royal Naval War Memorial at 7pm by the Lord Mayor’s Cadet and a member of the Military Kids Club Heroes. A larger beacon will also be lit on the battlements of the Citadel. The Minster Church of St Andrew’s will then join more than 1,000 other churches and cathedrals nationwide in ringing their bells for peace.

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Cost: Free

Venue: The Hoe

Categories: Major event

  • Sunday, 11 November 2018 - 6:00pm