V2 Standard bearer at the WWI memorial, Guildhall Square, in Portsmouth, as people gather to remember the war dead on Armistice Day 111121 CREDIT PA, ALAMY
Standard bearer and military personnel at First World War memorial, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth (Picture: PA/Alamy).
Remembrance

UK honours fallen in poignant Armistice Day commemorations

A two-minute silence took place across the UK, marking 102 years since the first two-minute silence was observed on 11 November 1919.

V2 Standard bearer at the WWI memorial, Guildhall Square, in Portsmouth, as people gather to remember the war dead on Armistice Day 111121 CREDIT PA, ALAMY
Standard bearer and military personnel at First World War memorial, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth (Picture: PA/Alamy).

Armistice Day commemorations have been held around the UK to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict.

A two-minute silence took place across the country at 11am, marking 102 years since the first silence was observed on 11 November 1919.

The Duchess of Cornwall was at the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, which has been held at the site since November 1928.

Camilla laid a cross as she honoured the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

In Staffordshire, a service of remembrance took place at the National Memorial Arboretum on top of the Armed Forces Memorial, featuring readings, musical performances and wreath-laying.

Duchess of Cornwall observes a two minute silence to remember the war dead on Armistice Day during a visit to the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London 111121 CREDIT PA, ALAMY
The Duchess of Cornwall observes a two-minute silence at Westminster Abbey (Picture: PA/Alamy).

A single gun fired at 11am from Edinburgh Castle, while local government officials from the city were expected to join members of the Armed Forces for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Scott Monument.

The two-minute silence was also marked at the Scottish Parliament and by Cop26 President Alok Sharma at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.

In Cyprus, hundreds of British soldiers from 1 Rifles serving on Operation Tosca, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, held a service of remembrance at Wolseley Barracks.

British Army's 1st Battalion of The Duke Of Lancaster's Regiment march through the streets of Liverpool on Armistice Day 111121 CREDIT PA ALAMY
Soldiers from 1st Battalion of The Duke Of Lancaster's Regiment march through the streets of Liverpool on Armistice Day (Picture: PA/Alamy).