Members of the armed forces were in attendance at the annual St Ives Town Civic Service for the first time this year.

The St Ives Civic Sunday parade The St Ives Civic Sunday parade

The traditional march through the town to All Saints’ Church was joined by 42 Engineer Regiment, who are based at RAF Wyton, the first time serving members of the military have joined the parade.

Held on September 24, the event also featured members of the Royal British Legion, army and air cadets, Sea Scouts, majorettes, the St Ives Trefoil Guild, and the RAF Wyton Volunteer Band.

Councillor Phil Pope, mayor of the town, said: “This year we were privileged and honoured to have the 42 Engineer Regiment present, which is the first time representatives of her majesty’s forces have been in attendance for the St Ives Town Civic Service and parade.

“We are very grateful to them for taking the time out to be with us on this important occasion. I would like to thank all those who attended, but would especially like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to the community groups who also took part in the parade.”