Exmouth braves the rain to remember the fallen

PUBLISHED: 14:37 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08 14 November 2017

Exmouth Remembrance service. Picture: Emma Crane and Kim Wyllie of Exmouth Photo Services

Exmouth Remembrance service. Picture: Emma Crane and Kim Wyllie of Exmouth Photo Services

Picture: Emma Crane and Kim Wyllie of Exmouth Photo Services

Crowds gathered in The Strand, despite the adverse weather, to remember those who gaves their lives in combat.

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The chairman of Exmouth’s Royal British Legion branch believes there is still ‘great feeling’ for remembrance in the town.

Crowds braved the rain and wind on Sunday, November 12, to remember the fallen who gave their lives in battle.

Adverse weather conditions threatened to cancel the annual parade from Imperial Way into The Strand.

Instead, the procession went ahead as planned and Exmouth Royal British Legion branch chairman Dave Turner believes that shows the passion for remembrance in the town.

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He said: “The weather was against us to the point of abandonment but we decided to start early instead.

“It shows that Exmouth still has a great feeling towards remembrance.”

The parade, led by HM Royal Marines band, marched towards the War Memorial in The Strand.

Some 200 wreaths were laid beside the war memorial with town mayor Brian Cole, MP Sir Hugo Swire and representatives from the armed forces associations all involved.

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After wreaths and crosses were laid, The Reverend Jim Gosling led a service of remembrance.

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