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Guernsey Chief Minister to represent island at national memorial service

Gavin St Pier described it as a 'humbling honour and privilege' to be involved. Credit: PA Images

The Bailiwick of Guernsey will be represented for the first time at a national memorial ceremony in London.

Chief Minister Gavin St Pier, along with representatives from across the Channel Islands, will attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall tomorrow (Sunday 10 November).

The annual ceremony honours those who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars as well as other conflicts.

On social media, Gavin St Pier described it as a 'humbling honour and privilege' to be involved.

On Sunday, events across the islands will mark Remembrance Sunday with two minutes silence on the stroke of 11am.

On Sunday the people of Alderney will again commemorate those who gave their lives for their country, as they always do. They do so as part of a wider British family and welcome the opportunity to be represented at the National Remembrance Service.

– Mr William Tate, President of the States of Alderney

On this Remembrance Sunday, Chief Pleas of Sark pause to remember all those who left our Island to serve in all the armed forces and gave their lives for our freedom.

– Conseiller Peter La Trobe-Bateman, President of Sark's Policy & Finance Committee

Two minutes silence will also be held on Monday 11 November to mark Armistice Day.