RUGBY’S annual Remembrance service and parade took place at the war memorial gates on Hillmorton Road yesterday (Sunday).
The Mayor, Cllr Kathryn Lawrence was joined by various guests walking from the back of Lesley Souter House in Whitehall Road, to the memorial gates to take part in the service and parade.
Some 20 military contingents and other organisations also took part, including representatives from HMS Tireless, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the Royal British Legion, ex-service organisations, the Territorial Army, cadet units, civil and voluntary organisations, Scouts, Guides, the Girls’ Brigade and the Boys’ Brigade.
During the service there was a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths at the memorial gates by the Mayor and the units on parade.
The service was followed by a march past of all those on parade. The music for the service was provided by the Salvation Army Band.
The service was taken by Reverend Peter Privett, assisted by Father Tony Furlong. The salutation was given by Commander R Hywel Griffiths of the Royal Navy. The response was read by cadet Staff Sergeant Jennifer Thrower-Menzies, Rugby Troop, Warwickshire and West Midlands (south sector) Army Cadet force.
**SEE THURSDAY’S RUGBY ADVERTISER FOR THE FULL REPORT AND PICTURES**