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In Ferndown the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset Jane Stichbury, the MP Chris Chope, the Mayor Julie Robinson, local Councillors, veterans and members of the public joined the nation and others around the world as they paid tribute to those who fought in previous wars.

Remembrance Parade 2019 one

The Ferndown Remembrance Parade and Service took place on Sunday 9th Nov with the parade starting from the gates of King George V playing fields. The Poole Sea Cadets band headed up the procession, closely followed by Mayor Julie Robinson and husband, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Jane Stichbury escorted by Petty Officer Harry Harris along with several Councillors, staff from Ferndown Town Council, the Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Girl Guides and Scouts movement.

Remembrance Parade and Service

During the service poppies were laid next to the line of wreathes by the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Each poppy represented a local serviceman who lost his life in active service during the World Wars I & II and Afghanistan.
The Roll of Honour was read by Grant Parrott, Branch Chairman Royal British Legion Ferndown Branch and representatives from the Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Girl Guides and Scouts movement.

Remembrance Sunday service

After the 2-minute silence and the Reveille these words were spoken by Grant Parrott “When you go home, tell them of us and say – For your tomorrow, we gave our today. The Legion of the living salutes the Legion of the dead.”
We will remember them…

Following the service, the Parade formed up outside the church and made its way back along Church Road, not forgetting to deliver the customary salute as they passed the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dorset and the Mayor who were positioned on the dais outside the Royal British Legion.

Photos courtesy of Tom Scrase

Remembrance Sunday service in and outside