Organised by Marlow Town Council and the Marlow Royal British Legion, the Remembrance Parade and Service were held on Sunday 13th November at the Memorial on The Causeway.
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 finished at the Memorial on The Causeway. Rev Canon Dave Bull of All Saints’ Church led the service, assisted by Kenn Baird of Newfield Community Church and Rev Kate Strange of Marlow Methodist Church. Marlow’s Town Band played the hymns and national anthems.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Richard Scott, read a prayer for the fallen and those who suffer, while Cllr David Brown and cadets from the three cadet units in the town read out the names of the Fallen as the wreaths were being laid. Chairman Shaun Murphy gave the Royal British Legion Exhortation and The Kohima Epitaph.
Deputy Lieutenant Air Vice-Marshall Chris R Elliot, CB CBE DLC, commenced the wreath-laying by placing a wreath on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Mayor Richard Scott laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Marlow and the Mayor from Marly-le-Roi accompanied him to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Marly-le-Roi. Over 40 wreaths were laid by representatives of local organisations.
The Deputy Lieutenant took the Salute from the parade in the High Street before it marched back to the Legion Headquarters in Station Road.
Mayor Richard Scott said: “I was very pleased to have led the town’s remembrance again and I’m delighted that so many residents and organisations took part to pay their respects. It was particularly pleasing to see many of the town’s younger residents participating in the parade and the service. The mayor of our French twin town of Marly le Roi, Mr Jean-Yves Perrot, also attended for the first time in six years, together with Deputy Mayor Cecile Deleplanque. I hope that support for this key town event will continue to grow over the coming years”.
Photos taken by Laura Bradley and Paul Merchant