Nov 15 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
SERVICES took place across Brent to mark those who lost their lives in conflict.
Cadets, police and those wishing to pay their respects attended a service in Barham Park.
Flight Lieutenant Tony Walton works with 78 Squadron Air Training Core, based in Harrow Road.
He said: “It was a really good turn out this year and we had a lot of cadets down. We were at the church service in the morning and the parade in the afternoon. It was a good parade and the weather was fantastic.”
He estimated there were between 100 and 200 people, with air cadets, army cadets and the police having a strong presence.
The mayor of Brent, councillor Michael Adeyeye, attended a service on Friday last week to honour animals who lost their lives during wars, which was held at the RSPCA Animal War Memorial in Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn.
Cultural events were also held across the borough with readings of moving war poetry at the community library in Preston Road.
Preston Park Primary School observed two minutes’ silence on Friday.
Former pupils who were at the school during the Second World War attended the event and laid wreaths to remember the seven children who died while being evacuated to Canada on the SS City of Benares, which was torpedoed in 1940.