Gurkhas lead Peterborough Cathedral remembrance parade
- 13 November 2011
- From the section Cambridgeshire
Gurkha soldiers from the Peterborough area, veterans and members of the armed forces led a Remembrance Sunday parade from the city's cathedral.
Mayor of Peterborough Paula Thacker MBE dispensed with the tradition of leading the procession to lay wreaths.
She said: "I know that it is usual protocol for the mayor to lead the Remembrance Sunday parade.
"However I believe passionately veterans and those still serving in conflicts should walk before me."
A service of remembrance was held at Peterborough Cathedral to honour those who have lost their lives fighting for their country.
Following the hour-long service the procession was led back to the Town Hall where a poppy wreath was unveiled above the building's Bridge Street entrance.
This commemorates those council members and staff who were killed in the two world wars.
It was followed by a procession through the city's streets, led by representatives of the Army, the Royal British Legion and veteran organisations and the mayor took the salute from a dais, positioned in front of the Town Hall.