Crowds pay respects on Remembrance Day during Saffron Walden parade
PUBLISHED: 10:04 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04 15 November 2017
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More than 400 people, one of the biggest crowds in recent years, joined in the parade and service to mark Remembrance Sunday in Saffron Walden on November 12.
The parade was led by the Band of 56 (Woolwich) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets who travel from Woolwich specially each year.
The event, organised by the Royal British Legion had the usual laying of wreaths. Taking part in the town’s memorial were the Fire Service, personnel from the 33 Engineers Regiment from Carver Barracks, as well as members of the scouts and guides, boys and girls brigades and cubs and brownies.
The service at St Mary’s Church was led by Canon David Tomlinson.
Saffron Walden Royal British Legion Secretary Michael Birnie, who organises the parade, said: “There was a really good attendance, it grows every year. This was the biggest parade I have seen in 13 years.
“The weather was kind to us, the breeze blew the wreathes but we got that sorted. I think that was the Man Above letting us know he’s still in charge.”
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