On 11 November we paid tribute to the ones who have lost their lives in war and military conflicts with a Service of Remembrance at the British Military Cemeteries in Skopje.
Our ambassador Rachel Galloway, Defence Attache Lt Col Andrew Layton, representatives of the Ministry of Defence of Macedonia and the Army, members of the diplomatic community in Skopje, along with members of the British community in Macedonia took part in the service. Delegations also laid wreaths in remembrance of the fallen.
Our ambassador Rachel Galloway said:
Each November we commemorate the sacrifices made by all British, Commonwealth and allied soldiers who died in wars and conflict. They gave their lives and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we today can live in peace and security.
In Skopje we mark our remembrance at the cemetery of soldiers who were part of around 10 000 British soldiers who died in the Salonika campaign, mostly in southern Macedonia near Dojran in 1916-1918. The cemeteries also contain one British nurse, one woman amongst them all.
This November when we remember them and as we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War I we are reminded of the human cost of conflict and that we should all work together to achieve something better for the generations that come after us.