Britain falls silent on Armistice Day

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The Western Front Association’s Armistice Day Service took place at The Cenotaph at 11am on the 11th November. Photographer: PO PHOT Dave Jenkins - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

Britain took part in a moment of reflective silence today to remember those lost at war.

Across the UK, at 11am on the 11th November, Britons took part in a two-minute silence to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First and Second World Wars and later conflicts.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson observed the two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day in the Cabinet Room of No10 Downing Street.

Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

The Western Front Association’s Armistice Day Service took place at The Cenotaph with personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force in attendance.

Minister for the Armed Forces, James Heappey MP attended and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph during the Service.

Image of the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey MP, seen here at the Cenotaph in London today. Photo by Sgt Jim Wise RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

The Field of Remembrance, a memorial garden for those who lost their lives in service, was also opened today by the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Field of Remembrance. Photo by Sgt Jim Wise RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

Tributes were planted in the grounds of Westminster Abbey with personalised messages for fallen forebears, colleagues and friends.

The Western Front Association’s Armistice Day Service at The Cenotaph.
Photos by Sgt Jim Wise RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2021

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