Remembering them on the Costa Blanca

North - Remembrance
Fr Marcus, senior chaplain with representatives of the British Legion, the town council and others at the service in Calpe.

ACROSS the northern Costa Blanca, the Church of England clergy of the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy conducted 10 services of remembrance, to mark November 11, Armistice Day.

Four of these services of remembrance were with, or on behalf of the Royal British Legion and other ex-services charities.

These charities work tirelessly, providing financial, social and emotional support to ex-servicemen, their families and dependants.

The services, from Gandia to el Campello, took place both last Saturday and on Remembrance Sunday.

The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir performed at the service in Moraira, sponsored by the town hall; and the Lady Elizabeth School Choir performed once again at the Sunday afternoon service in the Javea Fisherman’s church.

Both choirs were conducted by Claire Harkness Post.

Wreaths were laid by representatives of the various charities and service organisations and all services followed the same and familiar format used in acts of remembrance around the world.

People who themselves have served led the act of remembrance and read the Kohima Epitaph, which references the fighting on the India/Burma border, where forces from across the Commonwealth began the chain of events that was to force back enemy forces and turn the direction of the conflict in that part of the world during World War II.

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