PHOTOS: Rugby’s Remembrance service and parade

Silence fell across Rugby on Sunday as people came out in their thousands to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Richard Dodd, and the civic party walked from the rear of Lesley Souter House, in Whitehall Road, to the War Memorial gates in Hillmorton Road to participate in the parade and service.

Rugby remembers

Rugby remembers

Representatives from 20 contingents, including the 250 Gurkha Signal Squadron (30th Signal Regiment), Royal British Legion, ex-service organisations, the Territorial Army, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade, gathered in Hillmorton Road at 10.30am to be reviewed by the Mayor before marching on parade to the War Memorial gates.

During the service a two minute silence was held. Members of the public joined the Mayor and representatives from the contingents in laying wreaths at the gates.

The Salvation Army Band provided the music for the service, which was followed by a march past of all those on parade.

The service was led by the Reverend Imogen Nay, assisted by Father Tom Thomas.

The salutation was given by Andrea Bridges JP, chairman of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion, and the response was read by Cadet Sgt Major Chloe Mitchell, from the Army Cadet Force (Rugby Troop).

A second salutation was given by Joanne Leggett, vice-chairman of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion.