THOSE who fought for our freedom were commemorated at a parade and service in Penarth on Sunday.

On Remembrance Sunday (November 14) a parade – organised by Penarth’s Remembrance committee - left Station Approach in Penarth at 10am and headed to All Saints Church where a service was held.

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Following the service, the parade reformed on Victoria Road and continued to Penarth Ex Servicemen's Club on Windsor Road where the parade was dismissed and attendees enjoyed a buffet and company.

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Volunteers collected for Royal British Legion, which is celebrating its centenary year, and local schools were involved – Victoria School painted and displayed pebbles in the Garden of Remembrance on Rectory Road.

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Albert Road School pupils and Stanwell School pupils also helped by decorating Penarth Pier pavilion ahead of the event.

A spokeswoman for Penarth’s Remembrance committee, which is a voluntary group made up of current or ex-military personnel, said: “It was an honour to be part of the Remembrance parade through Penarth town.

“We’d like to thank the Ex Servicemen’s Club hosting with fantastic friendly staff always willing to help our very own bar manager Kat, Fi and Stuart, putting on entertainment 40’s style.

“In addition to that, the committee would like to say a huge thank you to Stanwell School and Albert Road Junior Cchool for decorating the Pier pavilion and writing poems and histories of individuals, and Victoria Junior School for painting pebbles and placing them in the Garden of Remembrance.

“Thank you to everyone who supported us out on the parade, those who attended the service at All Saints church,  and to the vicar who held the service there.

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"Thank you to everyone who bought a poppy to support the Royal British Legion, and to all joined us at the Ex Serviceman’s Club after the parade.

"The support of South Wales Police was instrumental in helping the parade run smoothly and we thank them very much for their help.

"We'd also like to thank Penarth Town Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council.

"We are determined to keep Penarth’s tribute to The Fallen and assistance to those in need that remain a high priority.

"We will continue the century old tradition of parading and services on Remembrance Sunday every year and give heartfelt thanks to all those that support us."

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A spokeswoman for South Wales Police added: “On Remembrance Sunday, staff and officers from across the force attended local ceremonies and services to once again honour those who have died whilst serving in the armed forces.

“Their bravery and courage will never be forgotten, nor taken for granted.”