Remembrance and Armistice Day 2012
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Pictures and text courtesy of Ayrshire Post

This year Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fell on the same day, Sunday November 11, so services to remember Maybole’s war dead, which are normally held separately, were combined.

The first service was held in the Town Hall led by Rev Brian Hendrie. The service began at 10am with Stephen Sinclair and Alex Gemmell carrying the colours of the Royal British Legion Scotland and the Union Flag into the packed hall to be received by the clergy.

Jody Wallace, Carrick Academy school captain, read the lesson and Blair Cooper gave a personal testimony to what “Remembrance” meant to him.

Following the service, Maybole Pipe Band led the parade to the war memorial where at 11am there was the traditional two minute silence during a service led by Rev Hendrie and Rev Ian Meredith. Pipe Major Gavin Nicol, of Maybole Pipe Band, played the lament and Alex Kelly recited Binyon's Lines and the Kohima Epitaph.

Wreaths were laid by the local branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland; the Women’s Section of the branch; the Armed Forces; Adam Ingram MSP; South Ayrshire Councillors Brian Connolly, Ann Galbraith and William Grant; Maybole Community Council; Friends and Families; Maybole Town Twinning Association; Maybole Community Association; Maybole Council of Churches; Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies; Carrick Academy; Masonic Lodges; Apprentice Boys of Derry; Carrick Round Table, and the local Fire Brigade.

Afterwards the pipe band led the parade back to the Greenside for a short service when the new flagpole was dedicated by Rev Hendrie,wreaths were laid at the flagpole and miniature poppy crosses were planted by local people.

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