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28th Nov, 2021

Rugby remembers the fallen

RUGBY paid respects to the fallen at a service on Remembrance Sunday (November 14).

The annual service – which last year had limited attendance to comply with coronavirus restrictions – took place at the War Memorial gates in Hillmorton Road.

The Mayor of Rugby, Deepah Brojomohun-Roberts, and the civic party walked to the War Memorial gates to participate in the service.

They included representatives from around 20 contingents, including the 250 Squadron of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the Royal British Legion and ex-service organisations.

A two minute silence was observed, before The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, the Mayor and representatives from the contingents laid wreaths at the memorial gates.

Members of the public laid their own wreaths after the service concluded.

The Reverend Canon Edmund Newey will led the service, assisted by Father Shinto Francis Kumminiyil IC, and the Salvation Army provided the music.

Martin Myatt, of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion, delivered the exhortation, while the Mayor’s Cadet, Cadet Flight Sergeant Benjamin Walker of the Royal Air Force Cadets (TA Centre, Rugby), read the Kohima Epitaph.

All photos kindly supplied by Peter Realf.

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