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Rugby remembers the fallen

Rugby Editorial 11th Nov, 2019 Updated: 12th Nov, 2019   0

THOSE who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country were in people’s thoughts on Remembrance Sunday.

This year marked 100 years since the first two-minute silence was observed to mark Armistice Day on November 11, 1919.

A two minute silence was observed at the War Memorial gates on Sunday (November 10) as wreaths were laid in commemoration of those killed in the world wars and more recent conflicts.

Hundreds of people paid their respects alongside members of around 20 contingents, including the 250 Squadron of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the Royal British Legion and ex-service organisations.

They were joined by Mayor Bill Lewis and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Timothy Cox. The Reverend Barry Collins led the service, assisted by Father Shinto Francis. Martin Myatt, of the Rugby No.1 branch of the Royal British Legion, delivered the exhortation, while the Mayor’s Cadet, Cadet Corporal Kaitlyn Hendon of the Rugby Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, delivered the Kohima Epitaph.

All photos kindly supplied by Peter Realf.


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