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Servicemen’s sacrifices since WW1 honoured

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More than 2,000 people attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast at the weekend.

Together they commemorated the sacrifices made by service men and women since the First World War.

Guests at Saturday night’s event included First Minister Peter Robinson; Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast, Dame Mary Peters and the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Christopher Stalford.

A number of World War II veterans took part in the Muster, including Bob Wright BEM, an Army Commando Veteran, Thomas Asher and Charles McIntyre who both served in Belgium, Germany and North Africa during the Second World War.

Speaking at the event, Army Commando Veteran Mr Wright, aged 90, said: “It is an honour to take part in the service this evening and remember the sacrifices of those that fought and continue to fight in service of our nation.”

 
 
 

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