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Armistice Day marked around the world

12 November 2012

Her Majesty The Queen at the Cenotaph, London.Armistice Day and Remembrance services took place around the world yesterday, 11 November,  as members of the armed forces, veterans and civilians stood shoulder to shoulder to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

HELMAND Province saw services from Camp Bastion to the smallest forward operating base, each observing the two minutes’ silence.

In the FALKLANDS, a remembrance service was held at Mount Pleasant Complex and was attended by personnel from the military and civilian community based there.

In the UK, an Armistice Day Service took place at the Scottish Rugby Union’s War Memorial at Murrayfield prior the Scotland versus New Zealand Test Match.

The CenotaphThousands of Glasweigians turned up in George Square to pay their respects to the fallen. The service held at the Cenotaph saw more than a thousand soldiers, veterans, cadets, police and firemen on parade, along with the Royal British Legion and Remembrance Day service party.

Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and dignitaries attended the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London. They were joined by hundreds of veterans from previous conflicts, as well as service personnel on parade.

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire hosted a Service of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. The Service was attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who represented Her Majesty The Queen.

Cities, towns and garrisons across the UK and Germany also marked Armistice Day with their own Remembrance services.

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