Remembrance Sunday in March - here's details of the service and parade

PUBLISHED: 16:58 03 November 2017

Remembrance Parade, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Remembrance Parade, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

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The March Town Remembrance Parade will form up in Mill View car at 9am on Sunday November 12 with many serving and ex members of our armed forces taking part.

The band of 1220 Squadron Air Training Corps will lead the parade.

The parade will step off at 9.30am and make its way to St Peter’s Church where a service of Remembrance will start at 9.50am.

The parade will reform at 10,25am and return to the war memorial where a wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11am.

Included in the parade will be March district guides - each year over 100 members take part.

Parade marshal Major Nigel Spencer said: “March Town Remembrance Parade has been a major event in the town’s annual calendar.

“On behalf of the mayor, town council, March branch of the Royal British Legion and the citizens of March I’d like to thank all of you who make this event happen.”

The main difference from other years is that the minute’s silence will fall at 11am at the town war memorial and the parade and guests will assemble there after the shortened service at St Peter’s.

The memorial service will include the exhortation to be read by Barry Howlett, president of the March branch of the Royal British Legion,

The service both at St Peter’s and at the memorial will be conducted by the Rev Andrew Smith.

Among those laying wreaths will be:

•ATC Band

•Parade Marshal

•The DLL of Cambridgeshire

•Town Mayor

•MP for Cambridgeshire

•Town Councillors

•Fenland District Councillors

•Royal British Legion

•Royal British Legion (Ladies)

T•he Royal Naval Association

•Women’s Royal Naval

•National Service Royal Air Association

•Cambridgeshire Constabulary

•HMP Whitemoor Officers

March Fire & Rescue Service

•Army Cadet Force

•British Red Cross

•St John Ambulance March

•WVS

•1st March Scouts

•2nd March Scouts

•Stonecross Explorer Scouts

•Girls Venture Corp

•March Soccer School

•Churches Together

•Caldwell Masonic Lodge

•Stone Cross Lodge

•Locomotive Lodge

•The Knights of Round Table

•March Lions Club

•Rotary Club of March

•The Probus Club

Middle Level Watermen’s Club

•March Cruising Club

On November 11, Armistice Day, there will be a short service and parade at the war memorial.

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