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Durham Remembrance Parade 2017

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) will mark Remembrance Sunday by taking part in Durham City’s Remembrance Parade this weekend.

On Sunday (12 November) operational and support staff will join the military and other emergency services colleagues to pay respects to the fallen and remember those brave men and women from the military and auxiliary fire services who gave their lives protecting communities.

The parade will begin on Palace Green at 11.30am following a public remembrance service in Durham Cathedral. Military and civilian services will then march through the city, led by bands from the Durham Army Cadet Force, Royal Dragoon Guards and Durham Constabulary, ending in Claypath around 12 noon.

CDDFRS’ Area Manager, Keith Wanley said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to take part in this parade every year. This Remembrance Sunday, CDDFRS will pay tribute to, and remember all those who lost their lives during the first and second world wars.

“Having served time in the military myself, it is very important to me that as a service, we take time to pause, reflect and honour those who gave their lives in conflict as well as those still on active duty all over the world”

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