More than 100 people attended the service that signalled the end of the 1st Thatcham Boys Brigade after almost 60 years in the town.
Former members, those from other companies and well-wishers went along to pay thanks for the unit, which is disbanding because of a falling number of volunteers.
Some of those connected with the company over the years spoke about their memories of the brigade, followed by the laying up of the colours.
Over the years the company has gained five Queen’s Badges – the highest award in the brigade – alongside a host of other honours, as well as regularly taking part in different events around the district.
Company captain David Brazier said: “It has always been important to us to show that we are a part of the wider community and be actively involved, and support many of the events and activities of the town where possible.
“Sadly we now find ourselves in the position that with leaders retiring and no younger people being able to give the commitment required to run the company, we have to call it a day.”