HELENSBURGH and Lomond paid its silent tributes last Sunday to the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Remembrance Sunday commemorations were held at the war memorials in Helensburgh, Shandon, Cardross, Cove, Arrochar and Luss, and at churches across the area, as poppy wreaths were laid in memory of those who left their home towns and villages to serve their country in both world wars, and in conflicts across the globe since then, and did not return.

At the Helensburgh service, led by the Rev David Young of Helensburgh Parish Church and attended by a Royal Navy guard of honour, there was music by the HMS Neptune Volunteer Band and the West of Scotland Military Wives’ Choir and a lament by John Low, pipe major of the Helensburgh Clan Colqhoun Pipe Band.

In addition, a service of remembrance was held last Thursday - Armistice Day - at the Church of St John the Evangelist at HM Naval Base Clyde, followed by the laying of wreaths.

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