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Bromley pays tribute to fallen soldiers at packed out Remembrance Sunday service

PUBLISHED: 12:42 12 November 2012

Mayor Cllr Michael Turner and Borough Commander Steph Roberts salute marching cadets.

Mayor Cllr Michael Turner and Borough Commander Steph Roberts salute marching cadets.

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As the sound of a solitary trumpet faded into a minute's silence, the words of a reading at Bromley Parish Church on Sunday were loud in the minds of those paying their respects.

“When you go home tell them of us and say, ‘for your tomorrow we gave our today.”

A procession of flags made its way through the heart of the packed stalls, before The Venerable Peter Lock led a service honouring all those who have served in the Armed Forces.

MP Bob Neill commented on the success of the service, which was said to have been the busiest in recent memory.

He said: “It was very moving and it was particularly pleasing to see so many young people there showing their respect and ensuring nothing is forgotten.

“For the service to be so busy is fantastic because as the wars get further away, we must remember it’s an ongoing thing. The importance is stronger now than ever.”

Cadets, members of the Armed Forces and former soldiers marched from the church up to the St Martin’s Hill memorial where wreaths were lain by Mayor Cllr Michael Turner and Borough Commander Steph Roberts.

Members from other organisations paid their respects by laying poppies before a further moment of silence was observed.

Further services took place in Beckenham, Orpington and Biggin Hill - which included a fly-past by pilots in war-time aircraft.

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