War veterans are preparing for one of their biggest days of the year this weekend.

The Royal British Legion in Leyton will hold its annual Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday with scouts, girl guides and church leaders joining in. 

The group will gather for a prayer service in Coronation Gardens in Leyton High Road at 9.30am.

Members of the public will march behind the ex-servicemen and women as they make their way through the streets of Leyton to St Mary’s Church in Church Road for a service.

It will be the 15th year of marching for chairman David Cooke who served with the Coldstream Guards in Germany in the 50s.

The 79-year-old great-grandfather will be joined by younger members of his family on the day.

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It will be Mr Cooke's 15th year to take part in the parade. 

“My grandchildren love the parade and they find it interesting,” he said.

“It’s important to let them know what our soldiers in the past and in the present did for us.

“If it wasn’t for the people who fought in WWI and WWII many of us wouldn’t be here today.

“It’s a tribute to them and also to those fighting in Afghanistan and other places.

“It’s a way of the ex-servicemen to meet up and have camaraderie.”

There will be a buffet at the legion’s clubhouse in Dunton Road, Leyton after the church service for all who attend the parade.