Honouring the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

The High Sheriff laid a wreath commemorating Surrey’s fallen at a beautiful Remembrance Service at St Michael and All Angels Church in Pirbright.

Following the service, conducted by the High Sheriff’s chaplain Reverend Beverley Hunt, Dr Llewelyn joined the procession to the War Memorial in the church grounds for the Act of Commitment and traditional two minutes’ silence.

She stood with Captain James Taylor, Warrant Officer 2 Wells and Staff Sergeant Peters from the Army Training Centre at Pirbright. As they waited to lay the wreaths, Philip Perratron, President of Pirbright Branch Royal British Legion, read out the names of those from Pirbright who died in the first and second world wars.

Dr Llewelyn said: “There was a poignant moment before the two-minute silence when we could hear the distant sound of continual gunfire from the Bisley range when then fell silent at 10.58am.”

Armistice Day 2021 marks 100 years since the  formation of the Royal British Legion.