Members of Egremont Royal British Legion travelled to the Netherlands to take part in a poignant remembrance ceremony.

President John Edwards, chairman Kevin Rishworth, standard bearer Gareth Edwards, Eddy “Slim” Dixon, Joe Fleming, Niel Glaister, John Toole, Bill Carrahar and Chris Carson all made the journey to honour prisoners that were incarcerated at a former transit and prison camp during World War Two.

Legion members have been visiting the area for the last ten years.

This year on May 4 chairman Mr Rishworth laid a British Legion wreath in the British cemetery near the National Monument Kamp Amersfoort and the group took part in a silent march.

The memorial service at the monument was attended by over 1,000 people. It is dedicated to the 37,000 prisoners that were at the camp under the direct command of the SS between 1941 to 1945.

The camp has since been torn down, but the monument stands as a reminder to the atrocities of war.

Members also took part in the Wageningen Liberation Parade on May 5. They were invited by the Holland branch of The Royal British Legion.

Every year the town commemorates the German surrender which ended World War Two, the document was signed in Wageningen's Hotel de Wereld in 1945.