The Isle of Wight remembers the fallen

By Jon Moreno

Monday, November 12, 2012

 

The Isle of Wight remembers the fallen

Thousands of people watched a parade through Newport for Remembrance Sunday on the Isle of Wight. Picture by Laura Holme.

PEOPLE across the Isle of Wight attended Remembrance Sunday Services yesterday to pay tribute to servicemen and women killed in conflict.

Thousands of people lined Newport’s streets for a traditional parade, led by the Vectis Corps of Drums, and more than 800 people attended a service at Sts Thomas’ Square at the town’s cenotaph led by vicar of Newport Rev Kevin Arkell.

Lord Lieutenant Maj Gen Martin White led the wreath laying, to a lament played by Dr Kieron Cooney on the bagpipes.

Other wreaths were laid on behalf of the Royal British Legion, the emergency services, Isle of Wight cadet groups, ex-service groups, individuals and Christ the King College, Newport.

Newport and Carisbrooke RBL branch standard bearer Dave Mosling had the honour of carrying the parade’s Union flag. This was his last year as the branch’s standard bearer.

For a full report and pictures of this service and others across the Isle of Wight, please see the County Press on Friday, November 16.

Reporter: jonm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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