Vil­lage re­mem­bers fallen

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

THE Prest­bury branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion paid their re­spects with a Re­mem­brance Sun­day Pa­rade in the vil­lage.

Set­ting off to the sounds of the Band of the Cheshire Con­stab­u­lary play­ing the Colonel Bo­gey March, for­mer ser­vice­men marched to hon­our those who lost their lives in war as vil­lage res­i­dents looked on.

The pa­rade, led by the band, left from Shirleys Drive on Mac­cles­field Road and marched to St Peter’s Church for a Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance.

David Asher, pres­i­dent of the Prest­bury Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, said: “The band played su­perbly.

“The Colonel Bo­gey March is a bril­liant one to march to.”

Stan­dard bearer John Con­way marched ahead of David, who served in the Ter­ri­to­rial Army, now the Army Re­serve, in the Royal Ar­tillery and in the Royal Army Med­i­cal Corps, RAMC, for 36 years.

David was fol­lowed by Jim Billings, Pa­rade Mar­shall, a for­mer Na­tional Ser­vice­man who served in the Royal Army Med­i­cal Corps in the Ter­ri­to­rial Army for 17 years, and other Bri­tish Le­gion mem­bers.

David said: “There are not many of us th­ese days with num­bers re­duc­ing due to ad­vanc­ing years.

“We al­ways wel­come new mem­bers and you don’t need to have had a mil­i­tary back­ground to join, just an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the role and pur­pose of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.”

See british­le­gion.org.uk for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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