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WWII evacuees' Scottish reunion

WWII evacuees
Hundreds of children stayed in the UK until Guernsey was liberated

World War II evacuees sent from Guernsey to Scotland have attended a special reunion in St Peter Port.

Hundreds of children left the Channel Island by fishing boat and cargo ship in 1940 as Nazi forces approached the Bailiwick.

They were sent to live in various parts of the UK, including Glasgow.

The reunion service at the Church of Scotland was followed by an exhibition of wartime memorabilia which was open to the public.

Next June will be the 70th anniversary of the occupation of Guernsey.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by Germany during the war.

They remained under Nazi control until being liberated on 9 May 1945.

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