VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for Sutton Remembrance service

Hundreds of people young and old turned out to salute the fallen at the Sutton Remembrance Sunday service.

By Helen Beighton
Sunday, 8th November 2015, 2:24 pm
Remembrance Sunday 2015 at Sutton's Cenotaph
Remembrance Sunday 2015 at Sutton's Cenotaph

The event was organised by the Royal Green Jackets Association for the first time, after they took over the task from the Fellowship of the Services.

It began with a parade from Portland Square up to St Mary Magdalene Church where a service was held.

This was followed by a service at the Cenotaph where wreaths of poppies were laid and the two minute silence at 11am observed.

Remembrance Sunday 2015 at Sutton's Cenotaph

The church was packed and even more people came to the shorter service by the war memorial.

Music was performed by Blidworth Welfare Band, including the traditional performance of The Last Post by the Cenotaph.

Leonard Dooley, chairman of the East Midlands branch of the Green Jackets, said: “We are very pleased with how it went.

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”

Mr Dooley added that they hope that more Green Jackets and other ex-service personnel will come forward to take part in the parade next year.

“We just want to make it bigger and better,” he said.

Roy Harrison, the Green Jackets’ welfare officer and organiser of Sutton’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations, added that it had been lovely to see so many children taking part because they are the future of the event.