Veterans, serving personnel and charity workers at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday
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Armed Forces Lead Nation In Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday Service

More than 800 members of the British Armed Forces paraded with the royal family for the Service of Remembrance.

Veterans, serving personnel and charity workers at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

Personnel and veterans gathered at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday (Picture: MOD)

Members of the British Armed Forces will lead the nation in commemorating service personnel killed in all conflicts since the First World War.

More than 800 servicemen and women from the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force paraded alongside the royal family to take part in the National Service of Remembrance.

The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversaries of numerous battles fought by British forces, including perhaps most notably D-Day, Arnhem, and Monte Cassino.

Representatives of the armed forces were at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to witness members of the royal family and senior political figures lay commemorative wreaths and observe two minutes of silence at 11am.

Chelsea Pensioners march past Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday
Chelsea Pensioners at the start of a parade past the Cenotaph (Picture: MOD).

Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter laid a wreath alongside the heads of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.

"Remembrance is our annual opportunity to pay our collective respects to those who died fighting for our country, to uphold our way of life, our values and our freedom of choice," said Gen Carter.

"It is also a time to think about our living veterans and the responsibility we have to defend those who have defended us.

"Our servicemen and women are drawn from society and they will return to society on completion of their service.

"They deserve our support and respect, and all of them have huge value to add.

"We should thank them for their service and take pride in their selfless contribution to their country," he added.

All three services played traditional music for the service, including the Last Post, played by Buglers of the Royal Marines.

The annual Royal British Legion Veterans’ Parade followed the service.

Other Remembrance Sunday ceremonies are taking place across the country and around the world.