Islands Remember Fallen War Personnel

Islanders gathered at the Methodist Chapel in Hugh Town yesterday for the annual Remembrance Day service.

Banners were carried by local army cadets and representatives from the Girl Guides and Brownies, while serving and former members of the armed forces and local emergency services also joined the service.

The service was led by Rev Charlie Gibbs with a sermon and prayers by new chaplain, Rev Canon Paul Miller, who recounted memories of his own father’s service in the Second World War.

Royal British Legion representative, Smudge Smith, read out the names of those islanders who lost their lives in the two wars, followed by a two-minute silence.

The service was followed by a procession led by Police Sergeant Colin Taylor to the war memorial at Old Town Church, where wreathes were laid.

Today, there’ll be a short service at 11am at The Park to mark the end of this year’s formal remembrance.