Around a hundred people from the town assembled at the Walter Parker Memorial Square in Stapleford to remember the many townsfolk in two World Wars who laid down their lives in defence of our freedom.
The band of the Boys and Girls Brigade led a Parade of Veterans, Air Cadets, Girls Brigade, Scouts Cubs Guides and Brownies through the town to the Memorial where the Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor David Grindell, thanked those present for turning out on such a cold and wet November morning.
The service was led by representatives of the Town’s Churches with hymns sung to the accompaniment of the Salvation Army Band. The Act of Homage was read by Cllr Brian Wombwell and one of the cadets from No 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, Cadet Liam Garton (14).
Following the service the Mayor and leaders of the Town’s Combined Services Club and other civic and community leaders laid wreaths. Air Cadets of the squadron laid wreaths in Remembrance of all ex cadets who have fallen in the service of their country.
With the end of the service, the Parade Commander, Flight Lieutenant Allan Munns, Officer Commanding the towns Air Cadet Squadron, led the march past paying respects to the Town Mayor and civic dignitaries at the Saluting Base in front of Town’s Memorial.
On dismissing the Parade Flight Lieutenant Munns thanked all those who took part in “an important parade in difficult and trying conditions especially for the youngsters”