A 96-year-old veteran, who may be the last living motorcycle dispatch rider from World War Two, is making his way to London this weekend for the Remembrance Sunday memorial service.
Alan Johnson from Cockermouth delivered messages for General Montgomery during the North Africa campaign and only hung up his crash helmet at the age of 90 following a stroke:
I think that I should meet some of my colleagues, my comrades. but since that I was a bit older than a lot of them and I am now very old it is hardly likely. But I would love to meet one or two of them.
Thousands of people gathered in Carlisle to join veterans, members of the armed forces, cadets and dignitaries in paying their respects to those who died for their country.
The service reflected on the deaths of those who died fighting in World War One and every war since.
During the two minutes silence the city centre fell quiet, the wind and rain making the only sounds.
Hundreds of people braved the driving wind and rain in Dumfries to remember those who gave their lives during war.
Politicians, councillors, veterans and members of the public gathered at various war memorials across the town to pay their respects.
The service fell silent for two minutes at 11 o'clock, to mark the end of the war.
To officially end the service, the marching band and parade of veterans took place.
Everybody who attended the service had their own reasons for being there, some to remember fallen loved ones, others to say thank you to the soldiers fighting wars today.
For the 2015 Guid Nychburris Cornet, Ross Hyslop, it was about remembrance and tradition.
"Despite the terrible weather it's great to see so many people here to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
"For myself, being Cornet, the history of Guid Nychburris is that it was traditionally always a soldier who was elected as Cornet, so it was very important for me to be here today."
The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and members of the leading political parties at the Cenotaph in central London.Read the full story ›
Poppy crosses were today laid at war graves in Carlisle’s cemetery ahead of Sunday’s Remembrance day ceremonies.
Vetrans and the city’s mayor gathered to pay tribute to those men who lost their lives in battle.
Andy Burn reports.
Poppy crosses are due to be laid at the Newer War Memorial in Carlisle later this morning.
The mayor of Carlisle will attend a short service at the cemetery to see the last of 400 poppy crosses laid at war memorials across the city.
Collection tins for the Poppy appeal have been stolen from three hotels in the Scottish Borders.
The thefts have been condemned by police who are trying to determine if the same person is responsible for each theft.
The thefts happened at the Townhouse, the George and Abbotsford and Burt's hotel in High Street Melrose over 5 days. A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said:
"We are trying to establish whether the thefts are linked. This is a particularly mean crime. Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the police."
Borders MSP John Lamont marked Remembrance Sunday by taking part in a ceremony in his home town of Coldstream.
“We owe a huge debt to all of those who have fought so bravely for our country over the years. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with safety and protection and it is only proper that we mark these efforts each and every year.
“I sincerely hope that everyone in the Borders found time to honour their memory, whether through attending a ceremony or by observing the two minutes silence. When these men and women have given so much to us it is the least that we can do.
Services have taken place across the South of Scotland and Cumbria to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.Read the full story ›
Two hundred people attend a remembrance service at the Maxwelltown War Memorial in Dumfries.