Remembrance Sunday service takes place in Jersey

Poppy wreaths on the Cenotaph in Jersey
Wreaths of poppies were laid at the Cenotaph in tribute to those who lost their lives during conflict

Jersey's annual Remembrance Sunday service has taken place.

This year marked the Cenotaph's centenary year of use on the island, having been first unveiled on the fifth anniversary of the Armistice in 1923.

Until the permanent memorial was unveiled Jersey had a temporary wooden memorial, built in 1919 after the end of World War One.

The service was held in the presence of various officials at the Cenotaph in St Helier.

The Cenotaph in St Helier, Jersey
People lined the streets for the Remembrance Sunday service

Officials present included the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Jerry Kydd CBE, the Bailiff of Jersey Sir Timothy Le Cocq, and Jersey's Chief Minister Kristina Moore.

To mark Armistice Day itself, on Saturday, members of the Royal British Legion gathered together at the Cenotaph to mark the occasion and hold a two minute silence at 11:00 GMT to commemorate the signing of the Armistice, which brought an end to World War One.

The Cenotaph in St Helier, Jersey
People gathered in St Helier for the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

Charles Woodrow, former Lt Col in the Grenadier Guards was at the service in St Helier. He said this was his 32nd parade on the island.

Mr Woodrow said he came to the parade to remember the guardsmen he commanded who were killed in action.

"The island was occupied by the Germans, and we're one of the few democracies who have suffered that sort of thing, so we have people who know what it's like to lose their privileges and their freedom.

"That is one of the reasons that we work within the military, to ensure that we do have our freedoms."

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