Large crowds gathered to attend the Remembrance parades for Redruth, Camborne and Penzance on Sunday. 

Redruth’s parade, which was marshalled by Sergeant Steve Watts RAFAC for the first time, started at Sea View Terrace before arriving at the war memorial in Victoria Park. Following this, a service from Reverend Chris Harrigan was held at St Andrew’s Church. 

The Redruth Town Band and Illogan Sparnon Silver Band provided the music for the parade, while the Last Post was performed by Norman Johns. 

Among the organisations that took part in the the Redruth parade include Redruth Charity Trust, 77 Squadron Air Cadets, Redruth School Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Girl Guides, Scouts, Royal Naval Association, Redruth Rotary and Redruth Rugby Club.

Camborne’s Remembrance Day parade, which began at Commercial Square before heading to St Martin & St Meriadoc Parish Church, was equally well-attended.  

Leading from the front was Camborne Town Band who performed the hymn tune ‘O Valiant Hearts’ beside the war memorial during the laying of the wreaths.   

After the act of Remembrance, a service was led by the Bishop of St Germans, Reverend Hugh Nelson. 

Attending the Camborne parade include The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho OBE, Camborne Branch of the Royal British Legion, Camborne Town Band, Veterans & service personnel from all 3 services, Devon & Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service – Red Watch, 147 Camborne and District Sqn Air Cadets, Camborne Army Cadets, Civic leaders & dignitaries from local authorities inc the Mayor of Camborne Town Council, Cllr Zoe Fox, Camborne Scouts, Cubs, Girl Guides & Brownies.

To honour and remember those from the Parish of Penzance who made the ultimate sacrifice, there was a short service led by Pastor Charles Fleming and a two-minute silence at the Memorial Gardens in Penlee Park. 

While the town’s Remembrance parade and service took place on Sunday. Starting at St John’s Hall, the civic parade marched through the town to the war memorial at Battery Rocks where a Remembrance service was held.

The mayor of Penzance and councillors from Penzance Council were joined for the parade and service by the Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary St Levan; local veterans; representatives from the Royal British Legion Penzance Branch; Lieutenant Commander Simon Stevenson from RNAS Culdrose; Derek Thomas MP; Penzance Sea Cadets; Penzance Army Cadets; Penzance Police; Penzance Fire Station crew; St John Ambulance; 1st Penzance Brownies; Penzance Salvation Army; Humphry Davy School; Mounts Bay Academy; St Mary’s C of E Primary School; the Penzance-Cuxhaven Twinning Association; the Rotary Club of Penzance and Penzance Lions Club. Penzance Silver Band also attended the service to play whilst the poppy wreaths were laid at the war memorial. 

Remembrance Sunday Services were also held in Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor and Gulval to remember the service and sacrifice of all those from the parish.