Crowds have gathered for Thanet Remembrance Services

Margate service Photo Frank Leppard

People across Thanet braved the blustery weather this morning (November 12) to attend Remembrance services.

Crowds gathered for parades and services across the isle to pay their respects to all those who have fallen in conflict.

Children from Scout, Guiding and cadet groups joined veterans bearing standards to lay wreaths and respect the two-minute’s silence at 11am, which marks the end of the Great War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

MP Craig Mackinlay, who was at the Ramsgate service, said: “Our Armed Forces personnel and their families are held with enormous regard in our country.

“That is why it is right that the elected representatives in Ramsgate and the South Thanet constituency come together every Remembrance Sunday to honour the valuable contribution and the many sacrifices they make while protecting our freedom and keeping Britain safe.

“We will remember them.”

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