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Remembrance Day services were held yesterday throughout the UK to honour and remember those who have served and lost their lives in war. Services were also held in locations, such as Afghanistan, where UK service personnel are currently fighting.  

Some veterans travelled to attend services at the sites of past wars, such as the Falkland Islands.  One of the UK’s few remaining First World War veterans, 111-year-old Henry Allingham, attended a service in St Omer, northern France.

Read more about the services from BBC News

The Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshire, unveiled last month, also saw its first Remembrance Day service.

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During November, the Royal British Legion sells poppies to raise money to continue their work providing financial, social and emotional support to current and former service personnel and their dependants.  Founded in 1921, after the First World War, the RBL also works to safeguard the memory of those who have served and died for their country and plays a key role in many remembrance activities.

As part of its 2007 Poppy Appeal the Royal British Legion has launched a new blog, Where is Poppy Man?  Follow Poppy Man as he travels around London, promoting the appeal.

The Royal British Legion have also launched a website, My Remembrance Day where people can create an online remembrance page for loved ones.  Each person remembered will also have a wooden poppy planted in their name at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.

11 November is Remembrance Sunday and staff from the UK National Inventory of War Memorials will be at three different branches of the Imperial War Museum, answering questions about war memorials, remembrance and tracing military family history.

Each branch will also hold an armistice memorial ceremony at 11am.

You can see us at the following branches

  • Sunday 11th November at IWM Duxford  Read more
  • Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th at IWM North, Manchester, Read more 
  • Sunday 11th at IWM London, Lambeth Read more