The Isle of Man marks 92nd anniversary of Armistice


The Isle of Man has marked the 92nd anniversary of Armistice with a ceremony at the Cenotaph.

More than 100 people gathered at the Douglas Promenade memorial to remember those who lost their lives in battle.

Those laying wreaths included the Mayor of Douglas, Richie McNicholl and the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Paul Haddacks.

Major Charles Wilson from the Royal British Legion said: "Soldiers don't fight for causes, they fight for the man standing next to them."

He added: "This island has made great sacrifices in the past in the armed forces and continues to do so today - there are a lot of young people here who are here to remember today's conflicts."

Around 250 Manx people are currently serving in the armed forces, eight of which are thought to be based in Afghanistan.

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