Credit: There But Not There

TO remember the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War, Gibraltar has projected a poignant image of a British soldier on to the Rock.  

Gibraltar, which served as a British naval base during the 1914-1918 war, paid homage with a 1,000ft soldier projection.

Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, said: “Since the start of the 18th century, the Rock has been besieged on 14 occasions; the Corps of Royal Engineers was formed here and casualties from the Battle of Trafalgar are buried here.

“We lost local men in the trenches of the Somme during the First World War at a time when there were over 40 US Navy ships and 5,000 American naval personnel based here.

“Gibraltarians are all very aware of the sacrifices made by our forebears – both military and civilian.”

The campaign has been headed up by There But Not There, who raise money for armed forces charities.

The projection on the Rock has followed commemorations in Edinburgh, Northern Ireland and New York.