2nd Jul, 2022

PICTURE SPECIAL: Hundreds turn out for War Memorial Park Remembrance Sunday service

ON A poignantly crisp autumn morning, hundreds of Coventrians remembered the fallen at the annual Remembrance Sunday service hosted at the War Memorial Park.

Led by The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, the Lord Bishop of Coventry, the service featured a parade, hymns, readings and laying of wreaths.

Observer photographer Jon Mullis attended the service to capture the morning of remembrance.

LORD Mayor of Coventry, Coun Lindsley Harvard, was one of many guests at the War Memorial Park service on Sunday.

Ex-servicemen Sid Watson and Noel Doolan were also present alongside the Lord Mayor’s Cadets, Reverend Asif Gill, Reverend Canon Father Thomas Farrell and Gordon Garland, Chairman of the Royal British Legion No.1 Branch.

Coun Harvard, who laid wreaths during the service, said: “As a city of peace and reconciliation, it will always be important to pay our respects and remember all those who have lost their lives in or as a result of wars and armed conflict.”

This year’s parade was led by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The Fusiliers Area Secretary, Major Cole said: “Coventry has been a long standing supporter of our Regiment and many of the city’s young men have served bravely in action with us.

“We are delighted to show our gratitude for this support and commitment.”

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