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Orkney marks Anzac Day

From the left: Eddie Ross president of  Kirkwall Royal British Legion and Ron Birnie, vice-chairman of Kirkwall British Legion marking Anzac day at the grave of a New Zealand sailor. (Orkney Photographic)

Orkney marked the national day of remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand in a small but poignant ceremony on Sunday.

Organised annually by the Kirkwall branch of the Royal British Legion, and held in St Olaf’s Cemetery, a wreath and crosses of remembrance were laid on four graves of New Zealand servicemen who died in Orkney during wartime.

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