Sidmouth honoured its war dead with a parade and a service at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday, November 13. 

Serving and former members of the armed forces, members of the emergency services and youth groups including the Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, Beavers and Rainbows marched through Sidmouth town centre to the parish church.  

At the war memorial there was a short service and a two-minute silence. Around 40 wreaths were laid in memory of the fallen, followed by the Kohima Epitaph. The service ended with the National Anthem. 

The parade was the first outing of the ceremonial Union Flag known as the Queen’s Colours, bought this year by the Armed Forces Veterans Association. The Association would like as many local residents as possible to have a stake in the flag by contributing as little as £1 to its cost, in the name of a member of the armed forces who will be included in a roll-call of remembrance.