03:37PM, Wednesday 20 April 2016
Legions of children from the Scout and Girlguide movement carried on a decades-long tradition as they marched through Windsor on Sunday to mark the upcoming St George’s Day.
Beavers, cubs, scouts, brownies, rainbows and guides in the Windsor and Eton District donned their uniforms and took part in the parade which started at Bachelors Acre.
After setting off, they walked up to Sheet Street and through Windsor High Street as tourists and proud parents watched on.
Each scout group brought its own flag to the parade and members of the Maidenhead Salvation Army Band provided music.
More than 500 youngsters then packed in to Windsor Parish Church as Reverend Ainsley Swift led a special service.
David Smith, district commissioner for the Windsor and Eton scout district, said that the great turnout highlighted the continued strength of the Scout movement in the Royal Borough.
St Georges Day takes place on Saturday.
The race to get as many people vaccinated against coronavirus has ramped up in the Royal Borough and Slough amidst an ongoing rise in cases across the country.