The Service of Commemoration is underway in Alrewas to pay tribute to the soldiers who died in action in 2011.
Wreaths will shortly be laid at the Wall of Memorial.
The service is being led by Bishop John Kirkham, former Bishop to the Armed Forces.350 people are attending the annual event at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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Dry for much of the Wednesday with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Wednesday will be another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.