Hundreds honour Remembrance Sunday in March

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Hundreds of people showed their respect in March on Remembrance Sunday.

There was a massive turnout in the bright sunshine for the annual parade and wreath laying at the war memorial.

March Remembrance Parade in the town

March Remembrance Parade in the town

There were 460 people on parade from 46 organisations, with 39 of those laying a wreath. The parade was led by the band of 1220 Squadron Air Training Corps.

Several senior dignitaries joined the parade, including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Freddie Grounds MBE, March Mayor Andrew Pugh and MP Steve Barclay. For the first time, the United States of America Visiting Forces were represented by Major Riester USAF. He is already planning to take part next year and bring his family along.

Major Nigel Spencer said: “The parade is turning into a major event and simply wouldn’t work without the support of the March policing team, St John’s Ambulance, the British Red Cross and the countless other people who have for years without any recognition made the parade work.”

March Remembrance Parade in the town

March Remembrance Parade in the town

St Mary's Church Westry Remembrance Parade

St Mary's Church Westry Remembrance Parade

March Remembrance Parade in the town

March Remembrance Parade in the town

Service of Remembrance at Cromwell College 'left to right Isaac Smy and Lydia Kay

Service of Remembrance at Cromwell College 'left to right Isaac Smy and Lydia Kay