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Island's Armed Forces Day salute

RGS pupils Mathilda le Marquand, Anna Grant, Matthew Moore with headteacher Annette Baker and Hector Duff

10th anniversary of tribute event

The Isle of Man has honoured its service men and women and forces' veterans, at a milestone occasion. 

The 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day saw a contingent of serving personnel join local cadets, volunteers from service organisations, children from secondary schools and their family and friends, gather at the Villa Marina.

The traditional parade along Douglas Promenade was called off in bad weather, but the rain failed to deter large numbers recognising the sacrifice locals have made, past and present.

A thanksgiving service in the Royal Hall was followed by afternoon tea and an evening of entertainment.

These youngsters from Ramsey Grammar School were keen to show their respects:

 

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