RUGBY remembered the fallen this weekend.
The Borough’s annual remembrance service and parade took place at the War Memorial gates on Remembrance Sunday (November 13).
The Mayor of Rugby, Coun Carolyn Watson-Merret, led the civic party to the War Memorial gates in Hillmorton Road to participate in the parade and service.
The party included representatives from around 20 contingents, including the 250 Squadron of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the Royal British Legion and ex-service organisations.
The Reverend Canon Edmund Newey led the service, assisted by Father Aji Alphonse. Martin Myatt, of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion, delivered the exhortation, while the Mayor’s Cadet, Leading Cadet Luke Ashton of the Sea Cadet Corps (Rugby) TS Tireless, read the Kohima Epitaph.
Following a two minute silence, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, the Mayor and representatives from the contingents laid wreaths at the memorial gates.
The Salvation Army provided music for the service.
The Hillmorton Branch of the Royal British Legion also held its annual parade on Remembrance Sunday.
Members of the Jaguar Land Rover Band, service veterans, and members of uniformed and youth organisations paraded to the Hillmorton War Memorial for a short service. Residents joined the parade and gathered on the village greens.
The Observer would like to thank Peter Realf and Patrick Joyce for kindly supplying photographs of both events.