Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015 In Pictures

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Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015 In Pictures

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena - Girl Guide Leaders.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena – Girl Guide Leaders at the service of remembrance on the sea front.

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Remembrance Sunday on St Helena in 2015 was marked on Sunday 8 November with the traditional service at cenotaph in Jamestown. Here’s an account of the how St Helena remembered the fallen, in photographs.

St Helena's uniformed youth groups making the traditional march to the cenotaph at the sea front for the start of the Remembrance Day 2015 service.

St Helena’s uniformed youth groups making the traditional march to the cenotaph at the sea front for the start of the 2015 service for Remembrance Sunday on St Helena.

The annual Remembrance Day service on St Helena usually takes place in front of the cenotaph on the sea front. Different churches come together to conduct the service. The island's uniformed groups of all ages normally attend. St Helena government is represented by His Excellency, The Governor, as well as members of Legislative Council and other government officials. Finally, members of the public turn out in good numbers every year. This year's service was held on Sunday 8 November, 2015.

The annual service for Remembrance Sunday on St Helena usually takes place in front of the cenotaph on the sea front. Different churches come together to conduct the service. The island’s uniformed groups of all ages normally attend. St Helena Government is represented by His Excellency, The Governor, as well as members of Legislative Council and other government officials. Finally, members of the public turn out in good numbers every year. This year’s service was held on Sunday 8 November, 2015.

Representatives of the St Helena Fire and Rescue services attending Remembrance Day 2015 at the cenotaph.

Representatives of the St Helena Fire and Rescue services attending Remembrance Day 2015 at the cenotaph.

St Helena Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Tamara Capes at the service.

St Helena Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Tamara Capes at the service.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Pathfinders in attendance.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Pathfinders in attendance.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Gettogethers Orchestra band master.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Gettogethers Orchestra band master.

The Gettogethers Orchestra provide music for hymns at the service.

The Gettogethers Orchestra provide music for hymns at the service.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Pathfinders in attendance.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015: The Pathfinders in attendance.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. A St Helenian, ex Royal Air Force serviceman pausing for a moment after laying a wreath on behalf of the RAF. Among the other wreaths laid on the cenotaph were those laid by representatives for the Army and Royal Navy.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. A St Helenian, ex Royal Air Force serviceman pausing for a moment after laying a wreath on behalf of the RAF. Among the other wreaths laid on the cenotaph were those laid by representatives for the Army and Royal Navy.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Wreaths were also laid from different members of the public.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. A crew member from the RMS St Helena lays a wreath on behalf of the merchant navy.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. A crew member from the RMS St Helena lays a wreath on behalf of the merchant navy.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Hymns sung at this years service were, O God our help in ages past; The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want; Praise my soul the King of heaven.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Hymns sung at this years service were, O God our help in ages past; The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want; Praise my soul the King of heaven.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. The plaque on the side of the cenotaph is "dedicated to the memory of those who were lost when RFA Darkdale was torpedoed and sunk in the early hours of 22 October 1941 whilst at anchor off St Helena and have no grave but the sea." The plaque lists 41 names.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. The plaque on the side of the cenotaph is “dedicated to the memory of those who were lost when RFA Darkdale was torpedoed and sunk in the early hours of 22 October 1941 whilst at anchor off St Helena and have no grave but the sea.”
The plaque lists 41 names.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015 at the cenotaph, Jamestown.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015 at the cenotaph, Jamestown.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. At the end of the service, Governor Capes along with everyone else makes his way to the Grand Parade for the march past of the uniformed contingents.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. At the end of the service, Governor Capes along with everyone else makes his way to the Grand Parade for the march past of the uniformed contingents.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena

 

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015. The scouts' marching band.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015. The St Helena Scouts’ marching band.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Ready on the Court House steps to receive the march past. From left, Chief of Police, Trevor Botting; Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Tamara Capes; Bishop Richard Fenwick; Fondation Napoleon Representative, Susan O'Bey; Aide de Camp, Debbie Stroud.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015. Ready on the Court House steps to receive the march past. From left, Chief of Police, Trevor Botting; Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Tamara Capes; Bishop Richard Fenwick; Fondation Napoleon Representative, Susan O’Bey; Aide de Camp, Debbie Stroud.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Scouts and scout leaders on parade.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Scouts and scout leaders on parade.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015. Gettogethers performing in the Grand Parade.

Remembrance Sunday on St Helena 2015. Gettogethers performing in the Grand Parade.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. The Gettogethers Orchestra rounds off the day with music in the Grand Parade.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. The Gettogethers Orchestra rounds off the day with music in the Grand Parade.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Members of the St Helena Police Service.

St Helena, Remembrance Day 2015. Members of the St Helena Police Service.

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  1. Patrick G Henry November 11, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Remembrance day Services is always a very special occasion on St Helena. As we give Thanks for their Bravery, We Will Remember Them.

    • Saints November 12, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Yes, agreed it’s a special day on St Helena. Nice to see the numbers of people attending are still high. Thanks for your comment.

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