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Wycombe Remembers : Remembrance Sunday 2014

| November 9, 2014

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There was a solemn atmosphere in Wycombe Town centre this morning as the annual Remembrance Day parade took place.

At 10.30am the procession left Queen Victoria Road and made its way towards the high street where Sir Colin Terry, the Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and the Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Khalil Ahmed took the salute from the dais.

The parade then went on to the War Memorial beside the Parish Church where a short service took place followed by the laying of the wreaths.

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Standard bearers stood in Church Street, their flags laying still in the cold autumn weather as the two minutes silence was observed.

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Hundreds of civilians and service personnel filled the the roads around the War Memorial, with Castle Street being filled to capacity with soldiers and members of the RAF. Personnel from the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service were in attendance with members standing outside the Post Office.

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After the wreath laying had taken palace a hymn was sung accompanied by the Salvations Army Band before the dignitaries and service personnel went inside the Parish Church for a further service.

This years Remembrance Day Parade carried with it extra significance as it coincided with the 100th Anniversary year of the outbreak of the First World War.

Wreaths were also laid at the entrance to Wycombe Hospital where the plaques bearing the names of those who perished in the Great War are displayed.

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