The Remembrance Service at St George’s Plateau took place for the first time in three years on Sunday.

The event highlighted the role that the 6,000 personnel from Commonwealth countries play in the UK armed forces.

This year also marked the 40th year anniversary of the Falklands war. One of the speakers at the parade was veteran Chris Caroe.

He told MerseyNewsLive: “It’s incredibly important (paying respects) during the conflict. 255 service men and three Falkland Irelanders were killed during the conflict along with over 600 plus Argentinians, which we have to remember.

“A lot of guys down there were young very much like in the first and second world war so yes, we must remember those who gave their all so in this case the Falkland Irelands could keep their freedom which in this case they did”

The event included the traditional two-minute silence at 11am marked by the sound of a cannon, wreath-laying from civic, military and religious leaders, a parade led by the Band of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and the Pipes and Drums of The Liverpool Scottish Regimental Association, red poppy petals being blow away from the roof of St George’s Hall and a United Kingdom flag being brought down as a sign of respect.

Chris said that the whole event made him feel incredibly proud: “It’s so good that everybody gets together and remembers the fallen not just from the Falklands but the first world war and all the wars since.”

Listen to Matthew Welch’s interview with Chris Caroe here:

Watch Matthew Welch’s Remembrance video report here:

Featured image- Matthew Oliver Welch


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