HUNDREDS will once again march through the streets of Halstead to remember those impacted by the war.

The Halstead branch of the Royal British Legion will once again be hosting its Remembrance Day parade this weekend.

The parade is held as part of the annual memorial day observed since the end of the First World War in 1919 to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

This year, on Saturday, November 11, there will first be a short service at 11am outside the Post Office in the High Street, to remember Armistice Day.

This will be a short service to remember the 11th of the 11th at 1100 hours.

The following day, the group will once again be holding its annual parade through the town.

It will begin in the Public Gardens, before heading up the High Street to St Andrew’s Church, where a service will be held.

The branch is inviting all service people to get involved with the event.

Secretary of the RBL Halstead branch Stephen Arundell said: “We are looking for all service men and women, who are serving or who have served to attend, as well members of the police, fire brigade and ambulance service, both past and present.

“Members of the public are also welcomed along to both events.”

The event is typically well-supported in the town, with last year’s no different with onlookers coming in their troves to pay respects to the fallen.

Hundreds attended the service in Halstead, including town mayor Jackie Pell, then Braintree Council vice-chairman Diana Garrod and president of Halstead Rotary Club David Ainge.

Sgt Mayle and PC Scott were chosen to represent Essex Police in laying a wreath in the town this year.

MPs typically make their appearances at the poignant events too.

Last year saw Halstead MP and Foreign Secretary James Cleverly at the service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, alongside fellow cabinet members.

Mr Cleverly then travelled to Braintree to be a part of a service at St Michael’s Church.