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THIS year’s Remembrance Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony were staged at the British Embassy instead of the Old Christian Cemetery in Manama due to the number of people who expressed an interest to attend.
Three visiting UK war veterans - Chelsea Pensioners Sergeant Michael Allen, Warrant Officer (Class 2) John Carbis and Warrant Officer (Class 1) Carl Hayhurst - were guests of honour at the service conducted on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and British Ambassador Simon Martin were among the many diplomats, officials, dignitaries and guests marking the anniversary of Armistice Day.
A two-minute silence was observed and wreaths were then placed on a memorial of the fallen soldiers of the First World War.
During the course of a week-long stay in Bahrain, the Chelsea Pensioners, who are guests of the Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF), will visit schools and clubs. The BBBF, in collaboration with the British Business Association from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, will also hold their annual Poppy Ball tomorrow evening at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa.