Parade marks Legion’s anniversary

Royal British Legion 90th birthday celebrations and parade through Wakefield city centre.'w5457m124
Royal British Legion 90th birthday celebrations and parade through Wakefield city centre.'w5457m124

CROWDS lined the streets to pay their respects as the Royal British Legion (RBL) marked its 90th anniversary.

Branch flags were proudly waved as a parade was led through Wakefield city centre on Saturday.

The celebration started in the morning with a procession by the RBL motorcycle branch and shoppers passing through the Bull Ring were entertained by a military band as fundraisers collected donations. Later, veterans marched from Laburnum Road to the cenotaph where wreaths were laid.

Harry Wakefield, chairman of the Wakefield group, said: “There was also a concert by the Crofton Silver Band followed by a service in the cathedral to mark the 90th anniversary.”

More than £640 was raised for the RBL on the day. To donate to the Royal British Legion visit www.britishlegion.org.uk or call 0113 256 4477.