Port Ellen’s flag bearing pupils greet Princess

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HRH Princess Anne’s official cavalcade swept past flag waving Islay pupils lining the road in front of Port Ellen Harbour Association.

Moments before the Princess Royal arrived, last Friday, for the commemoration of the loss of SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto in 1918, Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, walked along the line of children and questioned them about the 41 state flags, representing the areas of the USA which were home to the servicemen lost in the Tuscania and Otranto tragedies.  25_c19HRHIslay92_MP_flags

See pages four, five, seven and 30 for more on WW100 events on Islay.