Remembrance Sunday marks land and sea battles

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Sleaford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service on November 13.

The parade will form up at the railway station at 10.15am and will include contingents from serving military and cadet units in Sleaford.

Various veterans associations and youth organisations will also participate, marching behind the band of the Boys’ Brigade to the War Memorial in the Market Square for the service, conducted by Rev Philip Johnson, Vicar of St Denys’ Church.

The band of the Salvation Army will play at the service. Veterans who wish to march should report to the Parade Marshall at the railway station.

There will be a number of short temporary road closures during the march and at the end of the service - under police supervision.

It is hoped motorists will be patient and respect the occasion.

The main theme of the service will be to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Those present will also remember the Battle of Jutland,

Civic dignitaries, military commanders and local organisations will lay their wreaths and service sheets will be available from British Legion members.

There will also be a short service at 11am on Friday November 11 for Armistice Day.