This year’s Remembrance Annual Parade was for the first time led by Littleport’s amazing 363- MCC famous for their charity events like the famous Crowning Around May Day Holiday annual fund-raiser and the yearly Santa Bike Ride.
“What a great honour it was to step into the lead of Littleport’s Remembrance Day Parade while flying the Union Jack this year,” said a delighted Mark Robinson President of the 363 Motor-Cycle Club.
The Parade toured round behind what in military terms would be the ‘point’ of an offensive – the leading biker – up through Main Street and down to Church Lane before stopping at St George’s Parish Church where the annual morning service was held.
It finally finished at Littleport’s War Memorial where all the groups representing the various Organisations and Societies in Littleport laid wreaths.
For your interest, among the groups who were attending for the time were Littleport Rangers FC’s Under 8’s, Under 11’s and Under 12’s along with their Coaches Nathan Mitchell, Simon Rampley, Andrew Pendle, Martin Thomas and Brian Tomkins. The honour fell to young Jack Taylor who laid the wreath on the club’s behalf.
“Taking part in the Remembrance Parade was a great privilege and a fantastic chance for our children to pay respect to our fallen heroes. It’s important as time goes by we continue to remember them,” said Coach Simon Rampley.
Beaver and Scout Leader Julie Double said how proud she was of all the children. “who behaved themselves brilliantly”.
“I am so proud of them and they did this village proud.
“Seven visiting Matrix and Tigers Explorers also paraded with us, and it truly was an honour to show our respects in this way,” commented Julie Double.
363MCC President Robinson said how much all the club enjoy helping out their Littleport community in every way they can! The Littleport community is certainly proud of them!