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Remembrance Sunday on the Isle of Man

Acts of remembrance were held across the Island, in honour of those who have given their lives in conflicts since World War I.

Large crowds gathered by the war memorial in Douglas in gusty conditions to observe a two-minute silence at 11am.

It was signalled as always, by the trumpet solo, Last Post, and the firing of a maroon (first part of audio file):

Veterans from the Isle of Man, their families and many members of the public, joined the ceremonial mark of respect.

Local branches of St John Ambulance and the Red Cross, charities, cadet corps, school pupils, guides and scouts, and many other service and voluntary organisations gathered on the promenade.

The were joined at the ceremony by servicemen from the 12th Regiment, the Royal Artillery which recruits from the Isle of Man and was granted the freedom of the Borough by Douglas Council last year.

Drivers halted and passers-by paused as a short service was led by the Archdeacon Andrew Brown, on his first Remembrance Sunday since starting his ministry here (second part of audio file):

This year's Remembrance ceremony had special significance for the Royal British Legion, in its 90th year.

Members of the organisation led the laying of wreaths, after president of the Douglas branch Peter Fletcher delivered the Kohima epitaph (third part of audio file):


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