The parade in Kettering town centre

Kettering Remembrance Day parade - picture special of annual service

The parade allowed residents to pay their respects to those who have served

By Alison Bagley
Sunday, 14th November 2021, 7:58 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th November 2021, 8:00 pm

Hundreds of residents including veterans and cadets have joined in the Act of Remembrance at Kettering war memorial - after a break of a year due to Covid.

Before the march to the cenotaph, the parade assembled in Market Place, and was inspected by Rear Admiral Andy Kyte and Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire James Saunders Watson.

At the Drumhead service organised by North Northants Council and Kettering Town Council assisted by Kettering Branch of the Royal British Legion, those who gave their lives in two world wars and subsequent conflicts were honoured and remembered.

Laying the first wreath was Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire James Saunders Watson followed by Mayor Kettering Cllr Scott Edwards, MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone and representatives of the armed forces, veterans, emergency services and representatives of town organisations.

Chairman of Kettering Branch of the Royal British Legion Pauline Goodman spoke the words of the Kohima Epitaph:" When you go home. Tell them of us and say. For your tomorrow we gave our today.”

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