Young and old turn out for Dunmow Remembrance parade

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

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.

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

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.

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Army Cadets on the march. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

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

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

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.

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

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

Bugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Bugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Paying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Paying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

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.

Paying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Paying tribute to comrades who served. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Veteran David Challis (in the wheelchair) in the red coat is Rose Weston, RBL branch treasurer. Pict

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

“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 i

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

People of all ages in the town including decorated servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service i

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

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

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

The fire service remembers. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The fire service remembers. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Bugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Bugler John Greene. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant


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