Downham Market comes together in remembrance

Remembrance Sunday Parade 2015 in Downham Market

Remembrance Sunday Parade 2015 in Downham Market - Credit: Archant

The town fell silent as it paid respect to remember those who have lost their lives serving the country.

Following a procession through the town, crowds gathered around the War Memorial and watched on as wreaths were laid around the monument.

RAF Marham Station Commander, Group Captain Rich Davies attended both services in King's Lynn and Downham Market.

He said: 'It has been a real honour to attend both Kings Lynn and Downham Market's Remembrance Parades today and to see the fantastic turn out from those in the local community joining together to remember those that have lost their lives serving our country.'

Last year, the Downham and District Branch of the Royal British Legion raised over £28,000 during the poppy appeal.

Peter Mouncer, poppy organiser for the branch, said: 'We're very proud of the sum raised in the area.

'I think it's the town's historic connections to RAF Marham and RAF Downham which makes the charity so appealing.'

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He added: 'Remembrance Sunday is a very special day for me as I used to be in the Royal Marines.

'I also have a family member on this War Memorial. Frank Mouncer was a second cousin of mine and killed during the Second World War - and it's so important to remember those who lost their lives.'