BRITISH veterans, dignitaries and armed forces members gathered across Spain on Sunday and Monday to pay their respects to the war dead.

They marked 80 years since the start of World War II, laying wreaths and holding a two minute’s silence to remember armed forces personnel who have lost their lives in wars over the years. 

In Madrid Britain’s ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliot, joined UK soldiers in a remembrance service at St. George’s Church, including Defence Attaché Captain Ian Clarke.

Elsewhere, in Malaga, British counsel Charmaine Arbouin laid a wreath at the English cemetery, while on the Canary Isle of Tenerife, Vice Counsel Helen Keating gave readings and placed a wreath at Westhaven Bay alongside members of the Royal British Legion. 

Memorial ceremonies also took place in Barcelona, Alicante and Ibiza. 

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