Village remembers fallen
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.