Fenland remembers the fallen

Wisbech Remembrance Parade ENGANL00120131111085629 ENGANL00120131111085629

Wisbech Remembrance Parade ENGANL00120131111085629 ENGANL00120131111085629

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Remembrance parades across Fenland will be honouring the men and women who died serving their country.

Forty groups, including 3 Squadron from 42 Engineer Regiment and the band of 1220 Squadron (Air Training Corps), will be taking part in the March parade on Sunday.

At 10.30am, the parade will leave Mill View car park to march to St Peter’s Church, where a service will be held at 10.45am. At 11.45am the parade will march to the war memorial where wreaths will be laid from noon.

The town’s Armistice Day parade will be setting off from Broad Street at 10.45am on Tuesday to lay wreaths at 10.50am.

Wisbech will hold a parade and service on Sunday. The parade will set off from Market Place at 10.45am to march to the war memorial.

A service will be held from 10.50am, which will feature the Salvation Army Band.

A service will be held in St Peter and St Paul’s Church from 11.15am before the parade will make its way back to the Market Place from noon.

Chatteris Town Band is performing a Remembrance Concert in the town’s church on Saturday from 7pm.

Chatteris Mayor James Carney is inviting residents to take part in the Remembrance Day Parade service on Sunday, which will assemble in Furrowfields Road just before 2.30pm before marching into town.

Any resident who had any family members serve in the Great War or other conflict since can take part in the parade and wear their relations’ medals.

At 2.45pm the wreath-laying ceremony will commence at the war memorial followed by the remembrance service in the parish church.

The town kicked off its Poppy Appeal fundraising with a visit from Royal British Legion Riders Branch and RAF Wyton’s Pathfinders Motorcycle Club at The Old Bakery.