Re­mem­ber­ing the fallen

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A DAY of Re­mem­brance was marked across busi­nesses, and schools and among friends and fam­i­lies in re­spect of those who serve both past and present.

In Fort Wil­liam units formed up in the View­forth Car Park around 10.30am on Sun­day, fol­lowed by the march of colours, the roll call for the First World War and Sec­ond World War and the ode of the fallen where the pa­rade replied: ‘we will re­mem­ber them’.

A two min­utes si­lence was punc­tu­ated with a sin­gle gun fire at the be­gin­ning and again at the end.

In Spean Bridge at the Com­mando Me­mo­rial a sim­i­lar ser­vice took place, with Rev Richard Bax­ter tak­ing part for the first time, and Rev Morag White­head, of Dun­cans­burgh Macin­tosh Church.

Lochaber High School held its an­nual Con­cert of Re­mem­brance for mem­bers of the Com­mando Vet­er­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion (CVA) on Friday 11 Novem­ber in the school hall.

The Fort Wil­liam Re­mem­brance Pa­rade was led by the Lochaber Schools Pipe Band, who also led the pa­rade to the Com­mando Me­mo­rial in the af­ter­noon.

The school’s wind band also played for the hymn singing and wreath lay­ing at the Com­mando Me­mo­rial on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

The pro­ces­sion to the Pa­rade in Fort Wil­liam.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy

A large crowd gath­ered on Sun­day morn­ing to pay their re­spects to the fallen.

A show of re­spect from mil­i­tary per­son­nel past and present. Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Lochaber High School stu­dents Annabel Brayshaw, S6, wind band, and Sean MacDon­ald, S4, pipe band, with Fred Davies, Na­tional Sec­re­tary of the Com­mando Vet­er­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion, at the school’s an­nual Con­cert of Re­mem­brance on Friday Novem­ber 11.

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

Ma­rina MacLeod from Ma­rina Bri­dal in Caol cre­ated a spe­cial dis­play to mark Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

A soli­tary wreath at the me­mo­rial in Bal­lachul­ish.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Wreath lay­ing at the Pa­rade Fort Wil­liam.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

A poignant mo­ment in Fort Wil­liam.

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