The annual Remembrance Day service at Oxhey Village Green is taking place this Sunday with a special guest.

The ceremony, which takes place each year to honour those who died at war, will have the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Patrick Moriarty attending.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, who has lived in Oxhey for 15 years, is representing the King at the gathering which sees over 250 people attend annually.

Watford Observer: The parade last year. The parade last year. (Image: Danny)

It is being organised by Andrew Filer, who has been in charge of the ceremony for 23 years as he “recognised the village’s need for a Remembrance celebration”.

Mr Filer added: “It is such a lovely community event. I am so glad that young people get involved as they get a chance to learn about Remembrance Day and the Guides and Scouts attend with their flags which helps bring the community further together.

“Last year we had just under 300 people attend, so I am hoping even more people attend this year as well as raise even more money for the poppy appeal as we gave the charity around £800 last year and I am hoping it will be closer to £1,000 this year.”

Watford Observer: The parade last year had around 300 people attend. The parade last year had around 300 people attend. (Image: Danny)

The organiser is also the poppy appeal representative for Oxhey and has spent his free time going around Oxhey’s cafés, pubs and businesses.

The Last Post will be played by Ian Brameld and Andy Probert as part of the service as well as the community walk which goes from the Oxhey Green memorial to Watford Heath, where the wreaths will be laid.

The parade will include members of local Girlguiding and Scout groups and the public are invited to walk alongside the colour parties who are carrying their flags.

Watford Observer: The memorial and the wreaths. The memorial and the wreaths. (Image: Danny)

The walk will also include an empty space at the front, which is to honour the volunteer Steve Clark who died earlier this year and used to regularly help run the event.

Mr Filer added: “When both my son and daughter first joined Beavers and Brownies, I got them to come to the service in their uniforms but now we always have representatives from the youth groups there.

“I am very proud with how far this Remembrance Day service has come. It started with just 20 people getting involved and now it gets bigger each year.”

The service and parade will begin at Oxhey Village Green memorial at 2.15pm and arrive at Watford Heath memorial at 3pm.