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Brigadier Paul Jepson, the recently retired chief executive of The Horse Trust, laid a wreath at the animals in war memorial at 11am today.

The Horse Trust, which was founded in 1886, has had a long involvement in helping horses that have served in the army; reducing their suffering and providing a home for them when they retire.

“It was an honour to take part in the Remembrance Sunday parade. We hope that people will remember the contribution that working horses have had in both World Wars, as well as in recent times,” said Paul Jepson, who now works as a consultant at The Horse Trust.

The charity, which was then known as The Home of Rest for Horses, provided the first motorised horse ambulance to transport wounded horses in France from the front line during the first world war.

In two years the ambulance travelled around 13,000 miles and carried in excess of 1,000 injured horses.

Last year the Brooke carried out the same honour (pictured).