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Remembrance Day: Hundreds remember fallen heroes at services across West Suffolk and Thetford




Towns and villages stood still on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day as those who fought and died for us were remembered.

In Bury St Edmunds, hundreds gathered on Angel Hill for Sunday's annual parade and service.

Service personnel from RAF Honington were among those who marched led by RAF Honington Volunteer Band, joined by contingents drawn from all three services and other organisations invited by West Suffolk Council.

The service at Angel Hill war memorial was followed by a march past en-route to St Mary’s Church.

Meanwhile, Chedburgh invited a special guest to lay a wreath at its service on Sunday.

Villager Pat Fisher saw a recent Bury Free Press report about centenarian John Franklin, who served in the RAF during World War Two. She invited him to lay a wreath at the village memorial for the 398 airmen who were at Chedburgh in the war.

Remebrance Sunday in Brandon. Picture by Marcus Leeder (21364552)
Remebrance Sunday in Brandon. Picture by Marcus Leeder (21364552)

In Thetford, service personnel and trainee gunners from Training Wing at RAF Honington paraded alongside the Queen’s Colour for the RAF Regiment. The station received the Freedom of Thetford earlier this year.

In Mildenhall, a busy parade and service were attended by MP Matt Hancock, Mildenhall High Town Council chairman Ruth Bowman, Lord Iveagh and a large contingent of American Scouts.

In Brandon, a good turn-out attended the town's Remembrance parade and service.

On Monday, Bury Town Council held the Armistice Day service at Angel Hill’s war memorial, with musicians from County Upper School leading the poignant two-minute silence before a wreath-laying ceremony.

Children and staff from Cygnets Childcare, in Great Whelnetham, attended the Monday service.The children, aged three and four, stood quietly and respectfully during the service and throughout the two minute silence, before a wreath they had made was laid.

Children from Cygnets Childcare, Great Whelnetham, at the Remembrance Service on Angel Hill, with Mayor Peter Thompson (21475095)
Children from Cygnets Childcare, Great Whelnetham, at the Remembrance Service on Angel Hill, with Mayor Peter Thompson (21475095)

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