Crowds link arms in moving tribute during London Colney Remembrance Day service

PUBLISHED: 16:23 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 14 November 2018

Royal British Legion standard bearer with flag bearers from scout and guide movement. Picture: John Andrews

Royal British Legion standard bearer with flag bearers from scout and guide movement. Picture: John Andrews

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Crowds linked arms in tribute to orphans during a special centenary Remembrance Day service in London Colney.

Marion Brown with veteran Adrian Wood. Picture: John AndrewsMarion Brown with veteran Adrian Wood. Picture: John Andrews

Hundreds of people came to the thirty-minute service, including councillors, representatives from The Royal British Legion, Herts Police, and 110 youngsters from the scouting movement.

People linked arms when the names of 19 orphans were added to the war memorial.

London Colney Parish Council chairman Malcolm MacMillan said the service was moving: “It is your presence that gives us confidence for future memorial parades.

“It is essential to recognise the peace dividend that has been given to us by those who laid down their lives for their friends and their country.”

The London Colney Remembrance Day parade. Picture: John AndrewsThe London Colney Remembrance Day parade. Picture: John Andrews

People also had the opportunity to sign and comment in a book of remembrance, which will remain open at the Caledon Community Centre during November.

Cllr Malcolm MacMillan, Chair of London Colney Parish Council and Rosie Rawlinson from St Peter’s Church, London Colney. Picture: John AndrewsCllr Malcolm MacMillan, Chair of London Colney Parish Council and Rosie Rawlinson from St Peter’s Church, London Colney. Picture: John Andrews

London Colney War Memorial. Picture: John AndrewsLondon Colney War Memorial. Picture: John Andrews

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