Queen honours First World War volunteers

The rain didn't stop the ceremony taking place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

A ceremony has been held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea to honour First World War volunteers. The Queen attended the Solemn Drumhead Service of Remembrance with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh

The event was held on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which is widely perceived as having set in motion the chain of events that led to the First World war.

Reservists take part in the ceremony

Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea Major General Peter Currie said "There is no more fitting site for this event in London than the home of the Chelsea Pensioners which for over 300 years has stood as a symbol of the nation's gratitude."