Mercian Regiment pay tribute to comrades at Crich Stand memorial service

There were moving scenes at Crich Stand on Sunday, as current and former members of the army regiments associated with the memorial made the 96th annual pilgrimage to the hilltop.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 12:17 pm
A sea cadet assists the dignitaries up the steps. Picture: Eric Gregory.

The event is a chance for serving and retired personnel from the Mercian Regiment, and its forerunner the Sherwood Foresters, to meet old friends and remember comrades. Here's some of the best pictures from the day.

Mayor of Amber Valley and his wife walk to the memorial. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Lord leuitenants of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire lead the dignitaries up the steps to the memorial. Picture: Eric Gregory
Mercian regimental mascot private Derby 31 marched onto the pilgrimage by ram sergeant Phillip Thornton and ram private Joe Holmes. Picture: Eric Gregory
Army cadets march up the steps to line the way for the dignitaries. Picture: Eric Gregory.
A salute for lost friends from old soldier Ton Frisby. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Old soldiers meet up for a chat. David Hood and Eddie Hall. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Clive Watchorn of Ilkeston has help to lay his wreath. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Mercian bandmaster WO2 Dr Trevor Farron leads the Mercian band. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Amber Valley mayor John Walker lays a wreath in remembrance. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Corperal Wendy Robert plays the last post. Picture: Eric Gregory.
The crowd join in the service by singing the first hymn. Picture: Eric Gregory.
The crowd join in the service by singing the first hymn. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Dignitaries line the steps to the memorial for the service. Picture: Eric Gregory.
Maggie Mae Bamford places memorial a cross for a family member who died in the war. Picture: Eric Gregory