An additional touch of pride for Gibraltar on Remembrance Sunday

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A scene from last year’s ceremony in Gibraltar Credit: HM Government of Gibraltar


GIBRALTAR has a proud history of support for Britain during both World Wars and before as it was such an important strategic base and holds annual Remembrance ceremonies on November 11 in honour of those who were lost.

This year, for the first time, it has also been invited to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall alongside representatives of other Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies whereas in the past, a single wreath was laid by the UK Foreign Secretary.

The Overseas Territories in fact lined up in alphabetical order behind the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition to present their wreaths in memory of their own citizens who gave their lives alongside others from the Allied countries during the two World Wars plus many other actions over the years.

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