Young and old turn out for Dunmow Remembrance parade

PUBLISHED: 16:16 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:16 15 November 2017

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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The largest crowd in the past few years turned out to remember the fallen at Great Dunmow’s Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, November 12, organised by the Dunmow and District Royal British Legion.

Air cadets take part in the parade. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOAir cadets take part in the parade. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Air cadets take part in the parade. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOAir cadets take part in the parade. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

A huge crowd including service veterans and young children took part in or witnessed the ceremony at Dunmow War Memorial, including the laying of wreaths and the service at the United Reformed Church in New Street, where the church was absolutely full.

Centre, Kevin May, branch secretary of Dunmow British Legion holding the hand of his son Caden, five. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOCentre, Kevin May, branch secretary of Dunmow British Legion holding the hand of his son Caden, five. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Reverend Ruth Patten leads the service in front of the large crowd. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe Reverend Ruth Patten leads the service in front of the large crowd. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Taking part were Dunmow Fire Service, Dunmow Wind Band who played before and after the service, including the National Anthem, army cadets, air cadets and Dunmow Scout Group. The service was led by the Reverend Ruth Patten.

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Bugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOBugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Paying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPaying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Branch Secretary of Dunmow British Legion, Kevin May, who served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers for 13 years, serving in Iraq and Northern Ireland, said: “It was fantastic, absolutely brilliant.

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Veteran David Challis (in the wheelchair) in the red coat is Rose Weston, RBL branch treasurer. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOVeteran David Challis (in the wheelchair) in the red coat is Rose Weston, RBL branch treasurer. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

“We had the biggest support for a number of years and next year when Remembrance Sunday will fall on November 11 and it will be 100 years since the Armistice, we expect it will be even bigger.”

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPeople of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Air Cadet Emily Clark (front) at the war memorial with Army Cadets either side. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOAir Cadet Emily Clark (front) at the war memorial with Army Cadets either side. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The fire service remembers. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe fire service remembers. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Mayor of Great Dunmow, Councillor Danielle Frost, lays her wreath. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe Mayor of Great Dunmow, Councillor Danielle Frost, lays her wreath. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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