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Remembrance Sunday Services

Today is Armistice Day, 11 November 2012 which this year coincides with Remembrance Sunday Photo: PA

Today is Armistice Day, 11 November 2012 which this year coincides with Remembrance Sunday.

Look below to find some of the Midlands Service of Remembrance.

National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will host an outdoor Service of Remembrance at the Royal Naval Review and within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial.

Representing Her Majesty The Queen will be Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE, will lead the congregation which will include senior representatives of the Government and Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Memorial is designed so that on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when a two minute Silence is called in remembrance of the cessation of First World War hostilities, a shaft of sunlight dissects its inner and outer walls, hitting the central bronze wreath sculpture.

Complementing the Cenotaph in London, which commemorates specifically the victims of the First and Second World Wars, the Armed Forces Memorial is the nation's tribute to the 16,000 service men and women who have died on duty, or as a result of terrorism, since 1948. It is an icon for Remembrance and its Portland Stone walls are added to annually.

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Cannock

Residents are invited to attend the traditional service of remembrance from 10am to 11am at the town centre cenotaph.

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Worcester

The service at Worcester Cathedral will start at 10.00am and last until 10.40am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial. This will incorporate the two minute silence at 11.00am.

As usual, the service will be open to the public. It is hoped that large numbers of Worcester citizens will join the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Angela Brinton, the Mayor, Robin Walker MP, the veterans and others at the War Memorial for the wreath-laying ceremony. Members of the Boys Brigade band will join the parade to the Cathedral, and a bugle will sound the Last Post before the two minute silence.

Mansfield

A replacement plaque honouring Mansfield's fallen from the Great War is to be unveiled this Remembrance Sunday in Carr Bank Park at a special wreath laying ceremony.

The new black granite and gold inlaid plaque replaces a bronze one that was stolen in April 2011 and is being paid for by Mansfield's Heroes Memorial Fund; Mansfield District Council is paying for the 5ft x 3ft plaque to be installed.

The original plaque is understood to have been in place since the memorial, which is now a listed structure, was unveiled in 1921.

The wreath laying ceremony will take place at 1.30pm on Sunday 11th November so as not to clash with the main Remembrance Day commemorations.

Mansfield's Heroes Memorial Fund is a charity that raises funds to support ex-service men and women in Nottinghamshire, as well as maintaining the new memorial it built in Carr Bank Park which honours service men and women killed in action since the end of the Second World War.

Veterans and members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony on Sunday.

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Solihull

On Sunday the 11 November the Remembrance Parade will form up at 10.30am at St Alphege War Memorial and the Act of Remembrance Memorial will commence at 10.50am attended by the Mayor and Councillors.This will be followed by a full Memorial Service in St Alphege.

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Stafford

Remembrance Parade starts at the Memorial Hall, Gnosall (The memorial Plaques are inside) where we lay wreaths to the fallen and ends at St Lawrence Church, Gnosall. The Parade is followed by the Remembrance Service and on record has been a very well attended service. We also have Memorial plaques in St Lawrence Church and also wreaths are laid in memory of the fallen at the High Altar.

There are also Remembrance services held all round the Stafford British Legion Branch area including, Haughton, Bradley, Norbury, Seighford, Church Eaton and Woodseaves.

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Leicester

The Remembrance Day Service and Parade will take place on Sunday 11 November at the War Memorial in Victoria Park at 10:55am.

The Parade of veterans and contingents will leave De Montfort Hall at approx 10.20pm to make its way to the War Memorial. Members of the Public are requested to arrive at the War Memorial by 10:45am. Access to Granville Road Car Park will be restricted after 10am whilst the parade takes place. The Service will conclude at approximately midday.

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Northampton

The Police Cadets will be joining the procession as part of the Remembrance Service in Northampton this weekend.

50 police cadets will be parading in Northampton town centre, Market Square, All Saints Church, on Sunday 11 November.

Two new Cadet Sergeants will be leading the drill.

The Volunteer Police Cadet scheme was launched in partnership with Northampton College at the end of June 2011. Since this time, the group of 16 - 17 year olds have supported the Force and enjoyed getting involved in a number of community events.

The Cadets have been working with local Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables to gain skills and experience of working within public services.

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Grantham

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on November 11th Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11am in 1918.

At 10.20am the parade will leave the bus station and travel through the town centre to St Wulfram's Church, where a service will be held.

Following the service, at about 12.30pm, the parade will march to St Peter's Hill where there will be a salute.

People are being urged to pay their respects by gathering in St Peter's Hill.

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