26th February 2018
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Big turnout for remembrance ceremony

There was a good turnout of people for Sunday’s Remembrance Day service at the Lerwick War Memorial.

The sun shone brightly as the parade, led by members of the Lerwick Legion Pipe Band, marched from Fort Charlotte before lining up in front of the memorial.

RNMDSF superintendent Aubrey Jamieson led the wreath-laying party from the town hall, which included Lord Lieutenant Bobby Hunter, SIC convener Malcolm Bell and police chief inspector Angus McInnes.

After The Last Post, played by a bugler from the Lerwick Brass Band, the colours were lowered as a mark of respect and two minutes’ silence was observed.

At 11.02am the wreaths were laid while a lone piper played The Piper’s Lament, the Scottish soldiers’ mark of respect for fallen comrades.

Wreaths were laid by the lord lieutenant and on behalf of the SIC, Royal British Legion, The Lovat Scouts Association, Royal Air Force Association, Merchant Navy Association, G Troop, 105 Regiment, Royal Artillery, HM Coastguard, Northern Constabulary, RNMDSF, Salvation Army, British Red Cross, RVS, youth organisations and the Anderson High School.

That was followed by a prayer from Mr Jamieson and the first verse of The National Anthem, before the parade, once again led by the pipe band, marched to St Columba’s Church for the service there.

About Jim Tait

Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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