Veterans of wars and their families joined civic dignitaries, military personnel and religious leaders to remember the fallen at Chester Cathedral on Sunday, November 9.
This year’s service of remembrance was led by The Dean of Chester, the Very Reverend Professor Gordon McPhate followed by the laying of wreaths at the war memorial.
Lord Mayor of Chester Bob Rudd and dignitaries including Cheshire West and Chester council leader Mike Jones, Michael Trevor-Barnston representing the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and councillors and city MP Stephen Mosley, then walked the short distance to Chester Town Hall to take the salute following a military parade throughout the city. Also in attendance were Flt Lt Emma Simpson RAF, Major General Keith Skempton, Cheshire Regiment, and Brigadier Simon Bell, Mercian Regiment.
Veteran Royal Engineer Kevin Molyneux, who saw action in Northern Ireland, attended the parade for the first time with his niece Claire Leonard and her two daughters Daisy, eight, and Holly, nine. He said that remembrance was particularly important this year as it was the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
"I am here to remember my parents' generation and grandparents' generation and mates of mine who lost their lives in the Falklands War," he said. "It is a very important time."
Ex-Cpl Terry Stephen, who served with three different regiments and saw action in Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq, was also at the parade with his daughter Lynette, who completed two tours of Bosnia and grandchildren Reece, 11, Lexie, seven, Callum, nine and Keron, 12.
He said: "I am here to remember the fallen in both world wars and all the wars in between."
View a gallery of photographs of Remembrance Day services which took place around the county on Sunday.