Service held on HMS Queen Elizabeth to remember Royal Marines killed in IRA bomb attack

TRIBUTES have been paid to 11 Royal Marines killed in an IRA bomb attack in 1989.

A service was held on HMS Queen Elizabeth to remember the men.

HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: PA

HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: PA

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A lone Royal Marine bugler played the Last Post at 8.22am – the moment a 15lb bomb ripped through the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal on September 22.

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Last week HMS Queen Elizabeth – the Royal Navy’s biggest ever warship – arrived in Virginia for the next stop on its journey north up the east coast of the US.

The 65,000-tonne carrier is currently undergoing historic flight trials, and will also visit New York before heading back to Portsmouth in time for Christmas.