The sun shone for Launceston’s Remembrance service and parade on Sunday, November 13.

A good crowd had attended the small service in the Square on the Friday with hundreds coming together on the Sunday to pay their respects.

In his first year as Parade Marshall Ed Wade-Hall said: “Thanks to all that contributed to make the day what it was.

“From the town council for organising all the road closures, chairs, refreshments and fixing the wreaths to the memorial. The deputy mayor for standing in last minute. To the town band especially Elsie Crane 10 years old for the Last Post and Reveille. Victoria’s first time as RBL standard bearer, to the regimental, youth and all other associations and the townsfolk who turned out and contributed to helping the day go well and helping raise over £1,500 for the Poppy Appeal.”

The Chairman of the Launceston Branch of the Royal British Legion wanted to thank the community for their continued support. He was warmed by the turnout on Remembrance Sunday, and especially by the number of local organisations and their young members who paraded with our small group of Servicemen and women, and veterans. These are challenging times for everyone but to see so many people ‘remembering’ the fallen was incredibly moving. The Armed Forces Community remains indebted to the people of Launceston.