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ALBERT the donkey made a special appearance in Southwick on Remembrance Sunday.

Dressed as a pack donkey complete with tin hat, Albert joined the Southwick Green branch of the Royal British Legion parade to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Albert, dressed up as a pack donkey complete with tin hat

Albert, dressed up as a pack donkey complete with tin hat

Branch secretary Patricia Downes said: “The parade and service went brilliantly. There was an even bigger turnout than last year. I think the weather made it.

“Albert the donkey was a huge success with everyone, thanks to Mr David Cross from Mile Oak Farm, Portslade, for allowing us to use him.”

New chairman, Mrs Ena Barr, read the exultation on behalf of the branch and laid a wreath at the War Memorial.

Among others to lay wreaths were East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton and Carson Albury, vice-chairman of Adur District Council.

SH 091114 Remembrance Day - Southwick. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-141011-123808001

SH 091114 Remembrance Day - Southwick. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-141011-123808001

Southwick War Memorial was renovated by the council last year and cleaned up for the commemorations.

See Thursday’s Shoreham Herald for a Remembance picture special and look out for galleries online later this week.

Laying wreaths at Southwick War Memorial D14461469a

Laying wreaths at Southwick War Memorial D14461469a