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Thousands of people, young and old alike in towns and villages across Fenland gathered on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day and remember those who gave their lives in service of their country.

In March it was business as usual as thousands gathered in the town centre to watch the annual parade and act of remembrance.

Regarded as the largest Remembrance Day parade in Cambridgeshire it included members of the Royal Anglian Regiment,dignitaries, as well as representatives of other Armed Forces as well as a huge number of clubs and organisations in the town.

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The band of the 1220 Squadron of the Air Cadets led the way to and from St Peter’s Church.

There was a poignant air as the Last Post played and a respectful silence as the many wreaths were laid by representatives of various organisations in the town.

Parade Marshal Lt Col Nigel Spencer oversaw proceeding,s which included the laying of 73 wreaths - possibly a record.

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The Rev Andrew Smith, who led the church service, also led the act of remembrance at the war memorial where the traditional playing of Reveille and the Last Post was carried out by bugler Andrew Sutterby from the town band.

Read more: Tradition returns to Wisbech.

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