Events from 4 August 2014
A military march from the Metropole on the Leas, led by the band of the brigade of Gurkhas, will be followed by a Civilian March led by the Pipes and Drums. Please note that on this special occasion security controls will be tight, Anyone not registered or complying with instructions given will not be able to march.
The Military section will come to a halt and will form up in the immediate area of the arch and the civilian march will come to a halt just before the arch.
There will be a few speeches, the commemorative plaque will be unveiled.
HRH Prince Henry of Wales will lay a wreath at the nearby War Memorial on behalf of the Nation. There will be no other wreath laying at this time.
There will be two Buglers to play The Last Post, followed by the silence and Reveille, after which Prince Henry will move to a dais and take the salute as the Parade continues down the Road of Remembrance to the harbour area. The Parade will be dismissed shortly afterwards.
The BBC's World War One at Home exhibition, will be set up in the harbour car park and there will also be Army displays and more for people to visit throughout the day.
"Keep the Home fires Burning"
This will be staged at the Leas cliff hall and will feature music of the era and include some audience participation. It begins at 7.00pm and will end at 9.15pm. Tickets £7.00 will be available from the venue.
This show is aimed at those who want to stay for the day's activities and torchlight parade or who can only make the evening events. Free candle torches will be handed out after the show and can be kept as a memento of the day.
Guests and public should gather outside, near the Band stand at 9.45 pm ready for the torch light parade to begin at 10.pm. the Parade will be led by a lone Piper passing under the Arch and will form up around the War Memorial, where there will be some readings, music and silence.
A flare will go up from the beach area at 11.00pm to mark the moment war was declared after which all torch lights will be extinguished.
In the Sassoon Room at Folkestone Library in Grace Hill, Step Short in association with Folkestone and District Local History group and Folkestone Camera club has organised a photographic display with artefacts and film. Open from 7 July to 21 September.
Entrance is free.
The National Army Museum Exhibition, “Your Country Calls” is being held in the Folkestone Town Council offices in Guildhall Street from 24 June 2014 through to May 2015.
Entrance is free.