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Irish Royal Marines are honoured at ceremony

By Staff Reporter

Published 17/10/2016

Tributes have been paid to those who served in the Royal Marines from the four provinces of Ireland. File image
Tributes have been paid to those who served in the Royal Marines from the four provinces of Ireland. File image

Tributes have been paid to those who served in the Royal Marines from the four provinces of Ireland.

The Secretary of State was among those attended a ceremony yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Belfast Branch of the Royal Marines Association aboard HMS Caroline in the city's Titanic Quarter.

James Brokenshire joined other invited guests, including serving and former members of the Corps and local Sea Cadets, as well as Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, Lord Mayor of Belfast Brian Kingston and Assembly Speaker Robin Newton.

Speaking after the event, Mr Brokenshire paid tribute to "all those current and former members of the Corps whose bravery, loyalty and dedication to serving and protecting others is evident every single day".

Stormont Junior Minister Alastair Ross MLA said: "It is important we remember many of those who served came from differing backgrounds, communities and faiths, brought together in a common cause."

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