Anzac commemorations in Northumberland

A service is being held to remember Australian and New Zealand airmen who died in the Second World War

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Airmen remembered at Anzac commemorations

The annual commemorations at Chevington cemetery Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Ten Australian and New Zealand servicemen have been remembered this afternoon at a service in rural Northumberland.

The airmen were killed in the Second World War, and were buried at Chevington cemetery near Broomhill.

The annual service is held on the nearest Sunday to the Australian and New Zealand date of commemorations, Anzac Day.

The salute Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
10 Australian and New Zealand servicemen are buried in Northumberland Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Poppy crosses were placed next to each gravestone Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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Anzacs remembered in Northumberland

Wreaths will be laid in memory of 10 servicemen Credit: PA

A ceremony will take place this afternoon in Northumberland to remember Australian and New Zealand servicemen, who died in the Second World War.

The group of ten men is buried in a cemetery at Chevington near Amble.

The service is held every year on the nearest Sunday to Anzac Day, the 25th April. That is the date of national remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.

Among those attending the remembrance service will be serving officers and airmen from RAF Boulmer, members of the Royal British Legion and local people.

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