Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion were delighted that this very poignant and moving ceremony to remember the Fallen was able to go ahead on Sunday 14th November in its usual format this year.
The parade, which consisted of members of the armed forces, veterans, Royal British Legion, cadets, local organisations, Brownies, Guides and Scouts, left from the Royal British Legion Headquarters in Station Approach and arrived at the Memorial on The Causeway led by the always impressive Scots Guards Association Pipe Band.
Canon Rev Dave Bull of All Saints’ Church led the Service, with Reverend Sarah Jones of All Saints, Pastor Kenn Baird of Newfield Community Church, and Canon Fr John Udris of St Peter’s RC Church with Marlow’s Town Band providing the music for the hymns and the two National Anthems.
Town Mayor, Cllr Richard Scott, read a prayer for the Fallen and those who suffer. Cadets from the three cadet units in the town reading out the names of the Fallen from the First and Second World Wars and Afghanistan. Over 40 wreaths were laid during the reading of the names at the memorial.
Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe, came on parade at the start of the Service and took the Salute at the end of the service from the podium near the gold postbox in the High Street.
Mayor Richard Scott said “I am very pleased to have led the Town’s remembrance at the first physical commemoration since 2019. I was delighted that so many residents came to pay their respects and take part. I am particularly pleased to be joined by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, The Countess Howe.”