A Royal British Legion branch will be unable to hold an annual Remembrance Sunday parade as it prepares to close down.

The Royal British Legion Bushey branch have announced they are preparing to close after they were unable to find sustainable members to take over unattended roles.

As a result, their annual parade of remembrance at the Bushey War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday (November 10) at 2pm will be cancelled as they announce they are unable to undertake the task of holding the parade.

Leon James, the chairman of the Bushey Branch, said: “It was with great reluctance that we came to this decision.

“As a local event its well-attended, for Bushey it’s lovely as the Mayor comes down as well as MPs.”

Mr James added that the team did “desperately” want to find a way to continue this year’s event, many members could not commit to the various roles within the branch to keep the parade as a viable option.

According to the chairman, the parade also saw growing interest and larger audiences every year, so he feels the announcement of the closure will disappoint many.

Despite being unable to find people to commit in taking over unattended roles within the branch, Mr James stated he felt people have not lost interest in managing the Royal British Legion, but rather the commitments can be rather difficult to keep up with.

While the 2pm event is cancelled, there still is another parade held at 11am, including a service by St James’ Church members at the Bushey War Memorial. Another parade at Bushey Mill Lane will also be taking place at 11am, held by the Royal British Legion North Bushey branch.