Poignant ceremonies held on Remembrance Sunday
Lord Provost Ian Borthwick joined veterans, cadets and crew members of HMS Duncan, including ship commander Eleanor Stack, alongside members of the public to remember the sacrifices made by local men and women over the course of several decades and a number of conflicts.
Yesterday, the Royal Marines Band led a parade down Reform Street from the High School of Dundee, after which wreaths were laid at St Mary’s Church’s Garden of Remembrance by representatives of the city and all three branches of the armed forces.
After a service inside St Mary’s Church, a further remembrance ceremony was held at the war memorial at the top of Dundee Law.
Other remembrance ceremonies were held at The Black Watch memorial at Powrie Brae, while fallen submarine colleagues were remembered at another ceremony at the International Submarine Memorial at City Quay.
The Royal Naval Reserves also held a remembrance service on board HMS Unicorn yesterday afternoon.
Hymns were sung, which were accompanied by the Dundee Instrumental Band, and wreaths were laid by the Lord Provost and representatives of the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. The Very Rev. Mgr. Aldo Canon Angelosanto was guest preacher.
Mr Borthwick said: “The ceremonies were very well attended and the people of the city turned out in their usual way, to honor the dead of two world wars and the many conflicts thereafter. “It was most commendable.” Former soldier Martin Brady held a remembrance event with a difference on Saturday. His 11km “Run to Remember”, raising money for Help for Heroes, was attended by more than 100 runners.
DUNDEE remembered its war dead with a number of poignant ceremonies at the weekend.
Major Colin Gray, president of the Dundee branch of The Black Watch Association, waiting at the top of the Law for the wreath laying ceremony to begin.