GALLERIES: Fenland pays respect to fallen in Remembrance Day ceremonies

PUBLISHED: 11:15 14 November 2011 | UPDATED: 16:51 14 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday in Whittlesey. Picture: TOM JACKSON

Remembrance Sunday in Whittlesey. Picture: TOM JACKSON

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FENLAND fell silent on Remembrance Sunday as people remembered soldiers who have given their lives for Britain's freedom.

Servicemen and ex-service personnel paraded through March, led by the 2020 Squadron Air Training Corps band, before attending a service at St Peter’s Church. After the service the parade re-formed and marched to the war memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.

The Merchant Service was remembered in the town for the first time as people paid respect to the seamen who risked their lives feeding the nation and supplying the armed forces provide a during Second World War and other times of conflict including Afghanistan.

An Armistice Day service was held at St Peter’s Church in Wisbech to remember the soldiers from the town who lost their lives in times of war.

A Fijian soldier and a representative from RAF Wyton saluted the Chatteris parade, which was led by the Band of the Air Training Corps, as it travelled to the war memorial.

The Peterborough Highland Pipe Band led the Whittlesey parade to the memorial for a ceremony before a service at St Mary’s Church.

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