10 Nov, 2019 @ 15:42
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Hundreds gather for laying of poppy wreaths at British War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday

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A LARGE crowd has joined local dignitaries to remember those who died in the First World War.

War veterans who had been posted to Gibraltar stood to attention as the Royal Gibraltar Regiment performed.

The memorial service was led by the Governor Ed Davis who read the Bidding.

It was followed by the a two Minutes Silence, the beginning and end of which was signalled by a saluting gun.

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The Regiment leads the way

The Last Post was sounded, after which wreaths were laid around the War Memorial and an inter-denominational service was held.

The ceremony concluded with the sounding of Reveille and the singing of the National Anthem.

Members of the public were able to wear their own medals and decorations as well as those of deceased soldiers by their relatives.

Officials stand to attention as governor is driven away

The memorial followed a shorter service at the Lobby of Parliament to celebrate Armistice Day which ended the First World War.

One of those present at the memorial service was Jason Campbell who served in the Royal Irish Regiment that amalgamated in Gibraltar in 1968.

“This is all to remember those who came before,” he told The Olive Press about Remembrance Sunday.

“You look around you and see there is a bigger turnout every year.

“That is why, even after Brexit, Britain will always look after Gibraltar.”

Around 40 million people are thought to have died in the First World War between 1914 and 1918.

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