03 Nov Moving and reflective ceremony for Remembrance Sunday
The British and Irish contingents from EUTM Mali and MINUSMA conducted a moving and reflective ceremony at Bamako Cemetery on 12 November, Remembrance Sunday. The EUTM Mission Force Commander and representatives from Spain, Germany, Belgium and France joined a host of British based in Bamako to remember the sacrifices made by others in the service of their nations in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
The ceremony was held at the graveside of Sgt Brynmore Hugh Evans, a Royal Air Force aircraft handler, who was Killed in Service in 1942, aged 20. Why he was buried in Bamako is unknown, although it is thought that his parents were working as missionaries in Mali at the time. This moving ceremony, which took place at the same time as similar events across the whole of the UK, served as a reminder of the selflessness, commitment and sacrifice required by Service personnel of all nations.