Colchester Remembers

On Sunday 12th November cadets, servicemen and women past and present, and civic dignitaries, paid tribute to our war dead at the remembrance service at Colchester’s War Memorial. They were joined by thousands of Colchester residents who stood side by side with them and lined the High Street.

After the service, at which prayers were said, hymns and the national anthem sung, and a two minute silence observed, soldiers from the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 13th Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and 16 Medical Regiment marched a route along the High Street.

The parade was led by the Band of the Parachute Regiment who were joined by reservists from 36 (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, 71 Yeomanry Signal Regiment as well as veterans and youth groups.

Colchester has a proud military tradition and this Remembrance Sunday event seems to be attended by more residents every year.

The video below is edited from a Facebook Live broadcast on his mobile phone from the event by Scott Everest.