Thousands turn out for Remembrance Sunday in Liverpool

An estimated 10,000 people turned out to pay their respects to the fallen at Liverpool’s Remembrance Sunday service at St George’s Plateau.

The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and The Pipes and Drums of The Liverpool Scottish Regimental Association played in the run up to the start of the service.

There were readings and prayers from The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Dr John Perumbalath, and The Archbishop of Liverpool, The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon.

This year’s guest speaker was Tracy Dunn-Bridgeman, who lost her son, Kingsman Jason Dunn-Bridgeman, in the war in Afghanistan in 2009. He died while serving with the 2nd Battalion of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment when his platoon became locked in an exchange of fire with the enemy during a foot patrol in the Babaji district of Helmand province. Tracy was later presented with Merseyside’s first Elizabeth Cross in honour of her son’s bravery.

During the ceremony, Deb Mills-Burns, a military veteran and author, who is part of the ‘Stand by Her’ programme, delivered by Everton in the Community, read a poignant poem she had written, titled ‘My Liverpool Home’.

Have a look at some of the photos from the poignant event in the gallery below.

Liverpool Waterfront