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Armistice Service at National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire has held its Armistice Day service.

This is the moment wreaths were laid in the centre of the Armed Forces Memorial at the site in Alrewas, following a two-minute silence.

It's held to remember the end of the First World War, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.

The Armed Forces Memorial is now 10 years old, and it is a tribute to the more than 16,000 service men and women since 1948 who were killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action.

Celebrating 100 years of women in the military

A service has been held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today to mark the centenary of women serving in the military.

Over the years, there have been huge changes in the roles women have had in the forces, Kevin Ashford sent this video report:

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Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge was the special guest at the official opening of the new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

Prince William was given a tour around the £15m redevelopment.

He also laid a wreath for PC Keith Palmer, who was killed during last week's terror attack in Westminster.

Meanwhile a vigil was held on Westminster Bridge on the site of the attack which took place a week ago today.

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central
Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

Watch: Prince William to open new remembrance centre

The Duke of Cambridge is to meet veterans of all three armed services at the official opening of a new remembrance centre at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Prince William will also meet volunteers and schoolchildren at the 150-acre arboretum, which is run by the Royal British Legion.

The royal visit on Wednesday follows a nine-year fundraising campaign to upgrade facilities for visitors to the site in Alrewas in Staffordshire. Hannah Bechelet got a preview yesterday ahead of the Prince's visit.

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