Scouts Wear their Poppies with Pride on Remembrance Sunday

25 November 2015

Across the Lowestoft district, Scout groups took part in parades and services to remember those who had lost their lives in wars and conflicts past and present.

In the centre of Lowestoft the annual service of remembrance took place at the war memorial on Royal Plain – with Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and their leaders joining veterans, other community groups, service organisations and members of the public to pay their respects.

A parade including scouts and cubs from 1st Oulton Broad, 1st Carlton Colville, 2nd Carlton Colville, 4th Lowestoft and the Explorer Unit marched from Claremont Pier, together with army cadets, St John Ambulance and police cadets – along the sea front to the war memorial.

On Royal Plain they formed up together with standard bearers, veterans and personnel from armed forces and the emergency services – in front of a large gathering of spectators.

District Beaver Leader Gemma Eglington sounded the Last Post on her bugle and all fell silent to remember those lost in conflicts.

Wreathes were then laid by representatives from various civic and military groups and also on behalf of the District Scouts Association

The Mayor of Lowestoft, Stephen Ardley, thanked the crowds at the gathering for coming to remember and honour the fallen and invited them to wear their poppy with pride.

Scouts groups also joined parades and similar acts of remembrance elsewhere – with 1st Blundeston at Blundeston church, 14th Lowestoft at Corton church and 1st Pakefield at Pakefield church.

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