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Islington honours fallen military heroes in Remembrance Day parade and memorial service

PUBLISHED: 10:01 10 November 2013

Members of the Islington Veterans' Association at the war memorial in Islington Green. Islington ex service men from left are Ken Watts 88, Ron Ranger 71, Mark Samson 48, Phil Menham 68, Norman Willson 72, Robert King 68, and Millie Marsden 5 who's Ron Rangers grand daughter. Picture by Dieter Perry.

Members of the Islington Veterans' Association at the war memorial in Islington Green. Islington ex service men from left are Ken Watts 88, Ron Ranger 71, Mark Samson 48, Phil Menham 68, Norman Willson 72, Robert King 68, and Millie Marsden 5 who's Ron Rangers grand daughter. Picture by Dieter Perry.

Dieter Perry

Tributes are being paid to fallen soldiers in Islington this morning.

Police will close Upper Street as an expected 1,000 people march from Highbury Corner at 10am to the town hall in the annual Remembrance Day parade.

A ceremony will take place at Islington Green before a two minutes silence at 11am. The war memorial is currently off limits due to emergency repair work so wreaths will have to be laid against the fencing surrounding the structure.

Islington Mayor Cllr Barry Edwards will be joined by Cllr Richard Watts, leader of the council, leader of the opposition Cllr Terry Stacy and chief executive Lesley Seary, along with veterans’ groups, will all take part in proceedings.


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