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Remembrance Sunday Observed at Cross of Sacrifice

The annual Remembrance Sunday Ceremony was marked in the Falkland Islands at Stanley™s Cross of Sacrifice on 8 November.  Detachments from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) led by the Band of 93 (City of Bath) Squadron Air Training Corps, along with veterans and associates, marched to the Cross of Sacrifice following the Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral.  The group was met by an impressive turnout from members of the public.  After a short service, and the Roll of Honour, there were two minutes™ silence held at 11am, which was marked by the firing of the Victory Green saluting guns.  His Excellency the Governor, Councillor Emma Edwards and Commander British Forces Air Commodore Gordon Moulds laid wreaths, followed by representatives of the Armed Services, the FIDF, The Royal Fleet Auxilliary and the Royal British Legion, followed by others.

The Remembrance Day Parade held in London included 120 South Atlantic Medal Association (SAMA) members this year.  The Salute on Horse Guards Parade was, for the first time, taken by two Falklands Veterans “ HRH The Duke of York and Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely KCB MC, who is the National President of the Royal British Legion, and was in the Scots Guards in 1982.  The wreath laid on behalf of the Overseas Territories by the Foreign Secretary David Miliband was constructed by Kew Gardens and made up of plants from all the Territories.