Royal Naval Remembrance Service at Pattiesmuir

On Remembrance Saturday, I was honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the Scottish Parliament at the Royal Naval Memorial in Douglas Bank Cemetery, Pattiesmuir, near Limekilns.

The Remembrance Parades held across Scotland are particularly poignant in light of the UK’s on-going commitment to operations in Afghanistan. I was glad to take part again in this highly intimate and moving parade, which was very well attended.

I believe that the Royal Navy and HMS Scotia in particular will be only too pleased to welcome even more local people to the parade and service, including from the other military services, who wish to pay tribute in the years to come. The ceremony always takes place at the Memorial on the Saturday preceding Remembrance Sunday, starting at approximately 10.20am.

Whether or not we agree with the justifications for the conflicts our service personnel take part in, we should never forget those who have lost their lives over the years going back to the First World War. 

Bill Walker MSP lays Scottish Parliament wreath at Royal Naval Memorial on Remembrance Saturday

Bill Walker MSP with Lt Commander Deputy David Jones, Commanding Officer of HMS Scotia, Rosyth, at memorial

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