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Young group members remember past sacrifices

IN THE quiet before the Armed Forces Day parade arrived last Saturday, there was a poignant moment at Lochgilphead front green.

As veterans gathered, the event’s main organiser, Betty Rhodick, presented 65 hand-knitted poppies to Mid Argyll Youth Development Services (MAYDS).

The youth group spent two years looking in depth at the people whose names are inscribed on Lochgilphead’s war memorial. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, MAYDS members uncovered all kinds of information and tales of tragedy and heroism. Youth worker Raymond Flanagan said: ‘Our members really enjoyed this project. They learned a lot from it while giving them a link with the relatively recent past.

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