Commanding Officer Ivo Schneider of the German frigate Brandenburg (pictured), fellow officers and men made history when they attended the service of Remembrance at Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2014. This was the first time representatives of the German military had taken part in the ceremony.

Kevin Gray, chief executive officer of Legion Scotland, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome the German contingent at this remembrance event for the first time.’ FGS Brandenburg has recently returned from the Gulf, where she was part of Operation Atalanta. She took over as the EU Naval Force flagship on 6 April 2014 for a four-month tour of duty. IM

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