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1st Anniversary Gibraltar Arboretum War Memorial

An Act of Remembrance took place at the Gibraltar War Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield, Staffordshire, on Thursday on the first anniversary of its unveiling.

The Memorial is dedicated by the Government and People of Gibraltar to the memory of those Gibraltarians who served in the Armed Forces and died in armed conflict during both World Wars.

Together with Anselmo Torres, Joe Brugada had the original idea for the Memorial, as well as being responsible for designing and overseeing the project. The ceremony was led by Joe Brugada on behalf of the Gibraltar Government of Gibraltar.

The event was attended by 30 Members of the Royal British Legion (RBL) from UK branches, with an additional 16 members from the Royal Welsh Branch of the RBL and a number of the Friends of Gibraltar Society led by Commodore Richard Lord. Sarah Cohen, a great niece of one of those commemorated on it, attended the ceremony. Wreaths were laid on behalf of HMG and People of Gibraltar, Royal British Region Gibraltar and Welsh Branches, Friends of Gibraltar and the Armed Forces Jewish Community.