Press release

Remembrance Day observed by the British Embassy in Dubai

The British Embassy in Dubai held a Remembrance Service to commemorate the the British and Commonwealth service personnel.

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Remembrance Service 2014
Remembrance Service 2014

The UK Embassy in Dubai held on 9th November 2014, a Remembrance Service to commemorate the British and Commonwealth service personnel who died during conflicts from World War I to the present day.

The service, which was held on the Embassy’s premises, was presided over by Minister Rev Dr Paul Burt (Mission to Seafarers) who prayed for peace, for those who lost their lives serving their countries and those who still suffer the consequences of wars and terror.

Among those present were Her Majesty’s Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates Edward Hobart, veterans from World War II, a band of UK musicians, Emirati friends of the Embassy, members of the Diplomatic, Commonwealth and British communities in UAE.

During the service, a two minute silence was observed and wreaths were laid.

Ahead of the Service, Her Majesty’s Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates Edward Hobart said:

Since 1918, we pay tribute at this time every year to the service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s Remembrance Day coincides with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I which makes it even more significant.

Contact

Sam Kelly

British Embassy Dubai

Tel: +971 40 309 4444

Published 10 November 2014