Remembrance Sunday parades held in Advertiser and Review region

Remembrance parades were held around the Advertiser and Review region on Sunday in honour of those who have been injured or died in service.

Buckingham’s parade to the war memorial at SS Peter and Paul saw many young people turn out to show their respects as well as an increasing number of the general public.

Winslow Remembrance Day.'131110M-B660

Winslow Remembrance Day.'131110M-B660

Fred Bloomfield, branch chairman of the Buckingham RBL said: “My thanks and those of the RBL Buckingham and District Branch members to Rev Will Pearson-Gee for an exellent service, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Col Simon Wilkinson TD, accompanied by the mayor Ruth Newall for taking the salute, and for a well turned out parade.

“Thank you also to all of the organisations who took part.”

In Winslow, a parade of more than 100 people including Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Guides, was led by 16-year-old company sergeant Major Jack Edwards of the Army Cadets, and his second-in-command Bradley Hoines.

MP Andrea Leadsom attended and laid a wreath at the Brackley service, which was attended by more than 1,200 other people.

Mark Morrell, from Brackley RBL said: “We raised over £1,300 just on collections this year, and are aiming for £20,000 overall.

“Attendance numbers, and memberships rose last year too, and we have had some brilliant responses on our new Facebook page so far.”

A Remembrance Sunday parade was also held in Bicester town centre. Members of 7th Bicester Scout group attended a service in the Methodist Church and joined the parade.

See our slideshow of pictures from Winslow’s parade, above. Slideshows to come from Buckingham and Brackley.