Hundreds of people lined the streets of Brentwood on Sunday to show their respect for those who sacrificed their lives for our country at the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service.
The parade, led by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, started at Brentwood Town Hall and saw nearly 600 members of the armed forces including veterans and cadets, members of public services and local charitable organisations proudly march down Middleton Hall Lane towards the war memorial at the junction with Shenfield Road.
The salute was taken by the Deputy Lieutenant of Essex, Graham Clegg, accompanied by other dignitaries including the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Gareth Barrett and the vice president of the Royal British Legion (Brentwood Branch), Dennis Rensch.
Councillor Barrett said: “It really has been an honour to be part of marking Remembrance and show my respect and gratitude for service. Even on a rainy day, this parade is so well supported in Brentwood.
“We have a long tradition of marking Remembrance Day in the borough, where we all get an opportunity to show our support for our Armed Forces of past and present and remember those who have given their lives in service for our country.”