Melton Remembrance Sunday parade and service set for big attendance

Representatives from the Melton branch of the Royal British Legion and the Defence Animal Centre launch this year's Poppy Appeal for the borough EMN-151029-161311001

Representatives from the Melton branch of the Royal British Legion and the Defence Animal Centre launch this year's Poppy Appeal for the borough EMN-151029-161311001

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This year’s Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Melton is set to be one best attended in several years, with the Army, Royal Air Force (RAF) and Navy being represented in large numbers.

Crew members from Melton’s affiliated minesweeper HMS Quorn will march alongside soldiers from the Defence Animal Centre (DAC) with a section of the mounted units on horses, and RAF Police representatives.

Also taking part will be war veterans, members of the Melton branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and the local Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), Army and Air Cadets, Scouts and Guides.

The parade will form up in Chapel Street, marching off at 10.20am on Sunday, November 8, leading down Sage Cross Street along Sherrard Street to St Mary’s Church. Chapel Street will be closed from 10am as part of a rolling road closure until the parade moves off.

Following the church service, at about midday the parade will form again in Burton Street, with the rolling road closure again in force.

The parade will then march past the dais in the Market Place, where the salute will be taken by the Mayor of Melton Jeanne Douglas, Lt Col Mark Morrison DAC Commanding Officer, Melton and Rutland MP the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan and Lt Col (Retd) Peter Roffey DL, president of Melton RBL and the Lord Lieutenant’s representative.

The parade will continue on to Wilton Road. After the parade a wreath laying service will take place in the Memorial Gardens.