Supporting our armed forces in Connah's Quay

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Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A FLINTSHIRE community came out in force to pay their respects to the armed forces.

Residents and community leaders lined the streets of Connah’s Quay, as about 200 soldiers marched through the town yesterday.

Connah’s Quay county councillor Ian Dunbar described the turn out as “overwhelming”.

He said it was one of the best attended commemorative services for the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War that he could think of.

A service was held at the Cenotaph in the town where among those who addressed the crowd were chairman of The Royal Welsh, Les Williams, Lord Barry Jones and Rev Ray Billingsley.

Cllr Dunbar said: “There were more than 200 servicemen and women there. The attendance at the Cenotaph was overwhelming.

“Everything went down perfect, it was a great service.”

The armed services presented plaques to Shotton and Connah’s quay town councils as well as to each individual councillor.

“It was unbelievable,” said Cllr Dunbar.

“Irrespective of the rain the place was packed.”

Following the service the armed services were catered for in the town’s Labour Club.

Cllr Dunbar added: “It was an excellent day.

Everyone enjoyed themselves from the start to the finish.”

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