Town pays respects to its fallen heroes

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.
Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Veterans and dignitaries of Whitby turned out on Wednesday to pay their respects to Whitby’s war heroes.

Around 60 soldiers from the REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons marched in procession to the war memorial at Dock End where a wreath laying and service was held watched by members of the town council, the RNLI and Whitby fire crews as well as members of the public.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

The air cadets performed a guard of honour and the Last Post was played in an emotional tribute to those who fought in the First and Second World Wars.

Whitby’s fallen soldiers from recent conflicts were also recognised.

After the ceremony at Dock End the troops marched through town and along Whitby’s iconic West Pier to the footbridge. Wreaths were laid at the footbridge where there is a plaque commemmorating Corporal Damian Lawrence (25) who was killed by a landmine while serving in Afghanistan in 2008.

In 2011, craftsman 
Andrew Found was killed while also on patrol in the Helmand Province area.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby RNLI crew.'Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby RNLI crew.'Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby Fire Brigade, Red Watch.'Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby Fire Brigade, Red Watch.'Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby dignitaries pay remembrance with Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Whitby dignitaries pay remembrance with Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.

Troops from REME Battalion & Royal Scots Dragoons, attend Armistice Day at Whitby War Memorial, Dock End & rembrance palque at end of piers. All pics: Scott Wicking.