Remembrance service held in Nerja to mark 100th anniversary of WWI

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Remembrance service held in Nerja to mark 100th anniversary of WWI

THE Nerja branch of the Royal British Legion have been paying tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the first World War.

Joined by Captain Del Hamilton and his wife Tina from Edinburgh, the Nerja branch held a remembrance service in the Nerja Caves lower salon.

The service saw Spaniards and expats unite on the 100th anniversary since the start of WWI.

Local headteacher Pat MacCowan said: “Sitting in the bright sunshine of a Spanish day could not have been more of a contrast to the mud and rain of the Somme and should perhaps more than anything humble us remembering the sacrifice of the fallen.”

Rod MacCowan added: “While this year is focussed on the anniversary of WWI, we can’t forget that forces are disengaging from Afghanistan, where over 400 service personnel have given their lives.

“Having Captain Del Hamilton present starkly reminded us that while we have a debt to the dead, we have a serious obligation to the living who have suffered terribly as a result of their service.”

The funds raised from raffles on Remembrance Day and the superb Poppy Ball held on the previous Friday evening will go to the British Legion 2014 Poppy Appeal in support of their work for ex-service and serving personnel and their families.

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