Gallery: War heroes honoured on Remembrance Sunday
WAR heroes past and present were honoured at Remembrance Sunday services in Crow Country. Services and parades took place in Royston, Melbourn, Meldreth, Bassingbourn, and the Mordens. More than 300 soldiers from Bassingbourn Barracks joined the parade in
WAR heroes past and present were honoured at Remembrance Sunday services in Crow Country.
Services and parades took place in Royston, Melbourn, Meldreth, Bassingbourn, and the Mordens.
More than 300 soldiers from Bassingbourn Barracks joined the parade in Royston, with another 150 lining the route from the British Legion headquarters, in Mill Road, to the war memorial in Melbourn Street.
Chris Murphy, chairman of the Royston branch of the Royal British Legion, said: "It was a fantastic parade with a fantastic turn out from the public.
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"I think it was one of the biggest crowds that has ever assembled in Royston on Remembrance Day, and it was nice to see the strength of support for the servicemen and women who lay their lives on the line for their country."
Mr Murphy thanked everyone who supported the Legion on Remembrance Day, and through the Poppy Appeal.
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"Money is still coming in, and by the looks of things we've raised a substantial total," he said.
Royston's mayor Cllr Rod Kennedy and Cllr F John Smith, leader of North Herts District Council, laid tributes at the Royston War Memorial, and Rev Les Harman from Royston parish church, led a service of remembrance.
A the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, wreaths were laid by representatives of Imperial War Museum, the 3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, United States Air Force in Europe, and the Airborne Assault Museum.
A candle lighting ceremony was also held in the American Air Museum to honour American servicemen and women who have fought in conflicts around the world.
A museum spokesman said: "It was heartening to see so many visitors gather to remember those who gave their lives, in conflicts past and present, to ensure that the world continues to enjoy the freedom that it does today.