Campbeltown honours fallen war heroes

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At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a small group of serving and retired armed forces personnel fell silent at Campbeltown War Memorial to remember the town’s fallen war heroes.

The Armistice Day gathering was the first Remembrance event to take place as Campbeltown paid tribute to the sacrifices of the Kintyre military men and women who served in both world wars as well as more recent conflicts.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and a rise in cases locally, the Campbeltown branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland decided not to organise any official large-scale gatherings this year.

However, a small group of people met at the town’s war memorial on Remembrance Sunday, where representatives from more than 10 community groups placed almost 20 wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph.

Afterwards, a several travelled to Kilkerran Cemetery to place a cross at each of the Commonwealth war graves.

At both the war memorial and the cemetery, poignant music was provided by piper John McGeachy and Drew Cunningham, principal cornet player for Campbeltown Brass.