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Ian Paisley marks Remembrance Day with British troops in Kenya

By Cate McCurry

Ian Paisley swapped his suit for military fatigues to mark Remembrance Day with a difference.

The North Antrim MP spent a few days with 120 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, at the Army Training Unit in Kenya.

The DUP politician is involved in the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme and has to give a minimum of 15 days a year to Army engagement.

Writing in the Ballymena Guardian, he said: "I was afforded a very special and privileged opportunity to commemorate our war dead along with parliamentary colleagues and the Parachute Regiment.

"It gave me the time to reflect, standing there shoulder to shoulder with some of our nation's finest men and women, about the sacrifices made by generations past and present and our own local suffering in decades of troubles."

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