How the Armed Forces commemorated the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Personnel, veterans and members of the public have paid their respects to the fallen.

Here is a round-up of what happened across the forces world.


Services were held around the United Kingdom, including London, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Portsmouth and at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.


The King honoured the nation's war dead for the first time as monarch and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in London in remembrance of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thousands of veterans proudly wearing their medals, military families and the public packed Whitehall for the Remembrance Sunday ceremony and watched as King Charles placed his floral tribute at the base of the memorial on Whitehall.

Veterans parade at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).
Picture: MOD Crown Copyright.


Nicola Sturgeon led tributes at what she called a "particularly poignant" Remembrance Sunday event in Edinburgh as Scotland stood silent to remember the fallen.

The First Minister was among many who laid wreaths of poppies at the stone of remembrance outside the city chambers, the first such gathering since all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

Members of the three branches of the Armed Forces marched down the Royal Mile before a short service took place outside the city chambers, led by Rev Calum MacLeod.

After the one o'clock gun was fired from Edinburgh Castle at 11am, a two-minute silence was observed.

Commemorations took place across Scotland on Sunday morning, including at Glasgow's Garden of Remembrance at George Square.

Watch: Personnel tell us what Remembrance means to them.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, Irish premier Micheal Martin and Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris attended a Remembrance ceremony in Enniskillen, 35 years on from an IRA bomb at the event.

Eleven people died on the day of the attack at the town's war memorial in 1987, with another victim dying years later having never woken from a coma.

It has become a recent tradition for the Taoiseach to attend the Enniskillen event.

In Belfast, Lord Caine represented the UK Government at the Cenotaph, with Irish cabinet minister Heather Humphreys also in attendance.

Hundreds gathered both inside and outside the grounds of Belfast City Hall to observe the wreath-laying ceremony.


Services were also held in Cardiff, Portsmouth and the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Watch: Head of the UK's Armed Forces delivers Remembrance message.



Eighty junior soldiers from AFC Harrogate marked Remembrance Sunday while conducting a battle field tour in Normandy - part of their basic training at the college.

At 11am, they came together and marked a two minute silence, during a short service led by Padre Huw Evans.


Veterans of the 1982 Falklands conflict returned to the Falklands, many for the first time, to be part of the moving commemorations.

Following the Service of Remembrance at Christ Church Cathedral, detachments from the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and Falkland Islands Defence Force marched to the city's Cross of Sacrifice.

Dignitaries led by Governor Alison Blake, MLA Roger Spink and Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands Commodore Jonathan Lett joined them. 

The Roll of Honour was read out, followed by a two-minute silence.


An estimated 700 attended the RAF Akrotiri Service of Remembrance at St. Paul's Church, were there was an act of remembrance, The Last Post, laying of the wreaths, prayers and poignant moment of reflection.


Members of the military community came together in Bahrain, to observe the playing of The Last Post and a silence, in memory of the fallen.

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