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Newark fell silent today in memory of the fallen on this day, Remembrance Sunday



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A crowd of several hundred people lined the route of Newark's Remembrance Day parade this morning (Sunday) which was returning after covid.

British legion biker Nick Saxby led the parade, followed by standards, veterans, air, sea and army cadets, serving members of the Sherwood Forest Yeomanry, former policemen and medics.

Both the Mercian Regiment and RAF College Cranwell were also represented.

Legion biker Nick Saxby, from Balderton leads the parade down Baldertongate. (53050797)
Legion biker Nick Saxby, from Balderton leads the parade down Baldertongate. (53050797)

The parade marched from London Road carpark, down Baldertongate and along Appletongate to the war memorial where the service took place.

Standards lined the path to the war memorial and wreaths were laid in honour of the fallen.

Newark Army Cadets on parade. (53050796)
Newark Army Cadets on parade. (53050796)

Parish priest, the Rev Chris Lion presided over his first Newark Remembrance Service and the choir sang. Music was provided by Newark Town Band.

The Last Post and Reveille were played either side of two minutes of silence.

The parade is brought to order. (53050789)
The parade is brought to order. (53050789)

The Act of Homage and the Kohima Epitaph were both delivered.

After the service, the parade reformed to spontaneous applause.

Veterans parade to the war memorial. (53050798)
Veterans parade to the war memorial. (53050798)

The Mayor of Newark, Lisa Geary, had led a civic procession to the war memorial from the town hall, which included notable guests such as Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford (Rtd) Newark MP Robert Jenrick, Inspector Charlotte Allardice of Newark Police and chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Penny Rainbow.

A service was held in Newark Parish Church after which there was a march past in the Market Place when the salute was taken.

Newark Sea Cadets on the march. (53050799)
Newark Sea Cadets on the march. (53050799)

Deputy Town Mayor Laurence Goff laid wreathes at the First World War Cross and the Memorial to the Fallen — with the silence and Act of Homage observed ­— at Newark Cemetery.

The parade arrives at the war memorial by Newark Parish Church. (53050801)
The parade arrives at the war memorial by Newark Parish Church. (53050801)
Standards march on Appletongate. (53050800)
Standards march on Appletongate. (53050800)
Hundreds of veterans and members of the public pay their tributes. (53050902)
Hundreds of veterans and members of the public pay their tributes. (53050902)
Wreath-layers ahead of their duty. (53050838)
Wreath-layers ahead of their duty. (53050838)
Veterans gather in the war memorial grounds ahead of today's service. (53050835)
Veterans gather in the war memorial grounds ahead of today's service. (53050835)
Veterans greet eachother in the London Road carpark prior to the parade. (53050788)
Veterans greet eachother in the London Road carpark prior to the parade. (53050788)
Veterans of the Parachute Regiment. (53050836)
Veterans of the Parachute Regiment. (53050836)
Newark Town Band strikes up. (53050837)
Newark Town Band strikes up. (53050837)
Standards are lowered for the two minutes of silence. (53050839)
Standards are lowered for the two minutes of silence. (53050839)
Air Chied Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford (Rtd) approached the memorial to lay his wreath. (53050840)
Air Chied Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford (Rtd) approached the memorial to lay his wreath. (53050840)
The Mayor of Newark, Lisa Geary pays her tribute. (53050900)
The Mayor of Newark, Lisa Geary pays her tribute. (53050900)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford salutes the fallen. (53050899)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford salutes the fallen. (53050899)
Paul Spreckley of the Newark branch of the Royal British Legion. (53050901)
Paul Spreckley of the Newark branch of the Royal British Legion. (53050901)
Newark Air Cadets 1260 Squadron on parade. (53094532)
Newark Air Cadets 1260 Squadron on parade. (53094532)


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