Gallery: Remembrance services begin in Bury’s Abbey Gardens

The Remembrance service in the Rose Garden in the Abbey Gardens in Bury.

The Remembrance service in the Rose Garden in the Abbey Gardens in Bury. - Credit: Archant

Military personnel past and present joined councillors and local dignitaries in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon as the town’s Remembrance parades and services got under way.

A procession from St Edmundsbury Cathedral to the Abbey Gardens was followed by short services at a number of war memorials, conducted by the mayor’s chaplain Reverend Canon Matthew Vernon.

Wreaths were placed at the 94th Bombardment Group Memorial, the Dunkirk Memorial and the Normandy Veterans Memorial, as well as the Royal Anglian Memorial and the RAF Honington Memorial in the Appleby Rose Garden.

Representatives from RAF Honington, Royal Anglians, 3AAC Wattisham USAFE at RAF Mildenhall, and RAF Lakenheath attended the event alongside members of the Royal British Legion, Suffolk Police, local voluntary organisations, Veterans and Cadets.


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