Berkshire

Reading stages ceremonies to remember wartime fallen

  • 11 November 2012
  • From the section Berkshire
Brock Barracks
Soldiers march at the annual ceremony at Brock Barracks

Remembrance Sunday memorial services have been held across Reading.

At Brock Barracks hundreds gathered to pay tribute at a service led by the Reverend Adam Carlill.

Wreaths were laid at the war memorial during a ceremony led by Reading Mayor Jenny Rynn, who said: "We must never allow this occasion to be forgotten."

Following the service, soldiers from 7 Rifles who have recently returned from Afghanistan led a march past on the parade ground.

Deputy Mayor Deborah Edwards led a ceremony and silence at the town's Forbury War Memorial.

She said: "Soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, doctors and nurses have all given their lives for freedom and democracy. We are blessed for knowing them all."

The Royal British Legion held ceremonies at the Tilehurst Triangle War Memorial and at the War Memorial in Christchurch Meadows.

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