Rugby remembers the fallen - The Rugby Observer

Rugby remembers the fallen

Rugby Editorial 10th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THOSE who made the ultimate sacrifice were honoured in the borough’s annual remembrance service and parade at the War Memorial gates on Sunday (November 8).

Representatives from 20 contingents, including the 250 Gurkha Signal Squadron (30th Signal Regiment), Royal British Legion, ex-service organisations, the Territorial Army, Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade gathered in Hillmorton Road to be reviewed by the Mayor before marching on parade to the War Memorial gates.

Local Asian communities joined in to pay their respects to the fallen, including over 40000 Indian, Sikh, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Gurka servicemen who fought and died alongside the British army in the two world wars.

And local youth football teams showed impeccable respect before their games on Sunday.

Prayers were led by Rev. Imogen Nay and Father Tom Thomas. The Salutation was given by Angela Bridges JP, Chairman, Royal British Legion, Rugby No.1 Branch. The Response was given by Cadet Sergeant Major Chloe Mitchell, Army Cadet Force (Rugby Troop).

A second salutation was given by Joanne Leggett, vice-chairman of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion.

On Armistice Day, Wednesday November 11, a two-minute silence was marked by the firing of maroons at the Rugby Recreation Ground.

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