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Commonwealth troops were honoured at the annual Memorial Gates ceremony in London. The event reflected on the service and sacrifice of brave citizens from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific, who fought for the nation’s freedom. 

This year, ahead of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in August, the ceremony focused on the contributions made by Commonwealth forces in the Far East campaign during the Second World War. 

The ceremony, which included a one minute silence and wreath laying, was attended by the Minister of Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer, and Armed Forces personnel from all three services. 

Music was provided by 10 The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and the Band of the Irish Guards.

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