Generations prepare to remember war dead in Frome
OLD and young will gather in Frome, as across the whole country, on Sunday, November 10, to commemorate those who fought and died not only in the First and Second World Wars but in more modern conflicts.
The Remembrance Parade, which includes members of the Royal British Legion and Frome cadet forces, will form at Keyford (opposite the Cadet Centre) at 10.30am and march to the Memorial Theatre for the wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial.
The service will start at 10.53am and will include a minute's silence at 11am. The parade will be dismissed at 11.25am.
There will be special memories for the dwindling number of people who fought in either the Second World War or the Korean War.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid when the RAF successfully dropped Barnes Wallis' bouncing bombs, damaging dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley causing massive flooding and disruption to industry.
It is also the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War in July 1953.