RFA Cardigan Bay.
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Warships In Bahrain Sound Bells For Remembrance Day

British and American ships in Bahrain have sounded their bells to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

RFA Cardigan Bay.

For the first time, seven ships including RFA Cardigan Bay, HMS Dragon and USS Devastater, all sounded their bells as a sign of respect to the fallen on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Further commemorations were held across Bahrain, including at the British Embassy, the UK Naval Support Facility and on board RFA Cardigan Bay.

An additional “Bells for Peace” celebration was held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, as part of an international bell ringing programme to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

Due to time difference, personnel at the base held their minute silence at 2pm local time so that they would fall silent like the millions across the UK at 11am. 

A service was held at the British Embassy in Bahrain.
A service was held at the British Embassy in Bahrain.

In the UK, Prince Charles led remembrance commemorations at the Cenotaph as 765 Armed Forces personnel watched on.

Remembrance Day this year carries greater poignance as the day marks exactly 100 years since the end of World War One.

'The Great War' was responsible for the death of more than 9 million soldiers, including more than one million people who were serving with British Empire forces.