Remembrance services have been held across the isle today (November 13) as young and old gathered to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
Veterans, children and families joined services and parades in Thanet’s towns and villages, the Last Post was played, the Ramsgate cannon boomed.
The two minute silence gave all time to reflect on those who have fallen in conflict for our country.
Standards were lowered, wreaths laid and church services held in the annual event which has been held since the end of the First World War.
In London King Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph – the first time he has done so as monarch.
On Friday (November 11) An Armistice service was held at the grave of the “Unknown Sailor” in the CWGC Cemetery in the St. Peter’s Church graveyard.
Along with the Standard Bearers of the Independent Vindicatrix of East Kent Association and the Prince of Wales Sea Training Association -representing the Merchant Navy – where the Submariners Association Standard Bearer representing the Royal Navy / Submariners.
The Mayor of Broadstairs & St. Peter’s attended to lay a wreath with the Vicar of St. Peter’s conducting the service. Passages were read by pupils of St. Peter’s School and the “Last Post” was played by another local pupil.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”
It never ceases to amaze me how so many people turn out for Margate Remembrance Day Parade.
This year (today) was no exception. The wonderful Boys & Girls brigade Band, so many Cub & Scout Groups, Sea Scouts, Sea Cadets etc, etc.,
There was the usual mis-timing of the ‘bang’ of the maroons, only by 20 seconds this year, so not bad!
Our ‘Last Post’ was PERFECT !
Thanks to everyone who came, especially all the youngsters groups.
A nice selection of photographs , but where were either of our MP’s ? Did they attend a ceremony ?
Craig McKinlay paraded in Ramsgate, a lonely figure in the Parade and after the Service.
Remembrance? I am still trying to forget over 60 years later!
Saw the king weighed down with medals, and he’s never seen a days service in the armed forces let alone active service, the hypocrite! Dressed as an admiral general again too!
No war service but 5 years as Royal Navy Officer including his own command which is not nothing.