War heroes to be remembered across Breckland

A scene from a remembrance parade in Thetford. Picture: REBECCA GOUGH

A scene from a remembrance parade in Thetford. Picture: REBECCA GOUGH - Credit: Archant

'Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.'

These words and many others will be said at services across the region in remembrance of those who have sacrifed everything for peace in times of war.

A host of events are planned to take place on both Armistice Day Friday and Remembrance Sunday.

On Friday in Thetford, there will be a Parade of Standards through the town centre, starting at 10.40am, followed by a wreath laying and silence at 11am. Then, a remembrance garden will be opened at the King's House at 11.30am.

Brandon will host a service on Market Hill at 11am.


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Swaffham's service will be at the town's war memorial at 11am.

On Sunday, Thetford will host a parade starting at 10.15pm at Argos' car park, to arrive at Market Square at 10.37am.

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The Royal British Legion will host a service in Watton at 2pm at the war memorial in the Thetford Road car park.

The will be memorial march from Brandon Leisure Centre to the war memorial in the cemetery, 2pm. Followed by service in St Peter's Church at 3pm

There will be a parade in Swaffham from White Cross Road at 10.30am to the town's war memorial, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and service at Swaffham Parish Church.

The Desert Rats Association will host a service at the Cromwell memorial at High Ash, near Mundford, from 10.30am.

Desert Rats Association trumpeter and membership secretary Bill Wells said the famous British Army division had a proud legacy, and would be remembered as one of the key formations of the Second World War.

He said: 'It was they that drove Hitler back in north Africa'.

Are you attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in the Thetford, Watton, Brandon, or elsewhere in the region? If so, please send your photos of the event to anthony.carrol@archant.co.uk

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