British armed forces associations along the Costa del Sol turned out last weekend to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during two World Wars and recent conflicts. Several Remembrance Day services were organised by the Royal British Legion Spain South to honour the fallen and their families.
Members of the Coin branch of the RBL gathered in Coin's cemetery chapel. The Mayor of Coin, Fernando Fernández, and the Captain of the Guardia Civil, Bernabé Moya Ortiz, attended the event. As in previous years, the TAPAs choir performed at the service.
The TIMS choir provided the hymns during the RBL service in the Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola. The service was led by the President of RBL Spain South, Neil Adams, and attended by members of several branches, including Mijas Costa and Marbella.
The Royal Air Force Association held a service in the St George's Anglican Church in Malaga. The event was attended by Charmaine Arbouin, British Consul of Andalucía and the Canary Islands, who laid a memorial wreath on the graves in the English cemetery. This was followed by the reading of On Flanders Fields.
During the service, the reverend Mark Pudge said: “We meet to commit ourselves to work in penitence and faith for reconciliation between the nations so that all people may live in freedom, justice and peace.”
The Mollina branch of the RBL held their Remembrance Day service, led by reverend Doreen Cage, on Saturday. Members of the Mollina branch also attended the Governor's Remembrance Parade in Gibraltar on Sunday.