Pais­ley marks Re­mem­brance Day with Bri­tish troops in Kenya

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY CATE McCURRY

IAN Pais­ley swapped his suit for mil­i­tary fa­tigues to mark Re­mem­brance Day with a dif­fer­ence.

The North Antrim MP spent a few days with 120 sol­diers from the 3rd Bat­tal­ion, the Para­chute Reg­i­ment, at the Army Train­ing Unit in Kenya.

The DUP politi­cian is in­volved in the Armed Forces Par­lia­men­tary Scheme and has to give a min­i­mum of 15 days a year to Army en­gage­ment.

Writ­ing in the Bal­ly­mena Guardian, he said: “I was af­forded a very special and priv­i­leged op­por­tu­nity to com­mem­o­rate our war dead along with par­lia­men­tary col­leagues and the Para­chute Reg­i­ment.

“It gave me the time to re­flect, stand­ing there shoul­der to shoul­der with some of our na­tion’s finest men and women, about the sac­ri­fices made by gen­er­a­tions past and present and our own lo­cal suf­fer­ing in decades of trou­bles.”

IanPais­leyMPata Re­mem­brance Day com­mem­o­ra­tion in Kenya

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