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Remembrance Day in the South

As Armistice Day approaches on 11th November, schools, soldiers and communities are taking part in events to remember the fallen.

Navy prepare for Remembrance ceremony

The Royal Navy and Marines are in training for Sunday Credit: Royal Navy

More than 140 members of the Royal Navy and Marines from Portsmouth have been training ahead of the Remembrance ceremony in London.

The 96 members of the Royal Navy, 8 QARNNS (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service) and 46 Royal Marines will also be taking part in the Festival of Remembrance.

They are preparing for the ceremony at London's Cenotaph Credit: Royal Navy

The members will also be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall and the Lord Mayor's Parade on Saturday as well as the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

Marching training for all the events has been taking place during the week at HMS Excellent in Whale Island in Portsmouth.

Their training has been taking place in Portsmouth Credit: Royal Navy

State Ceremonial Training Officer, Warrant Officer Dickie Henderson said: ‘The best part about this training is seeing the final polished article. Having the sailors go out there on the day and do what they have been trained to do is very rewarding.

"The parade is very important for everybody here. It is a day for remembering the fallen from both the Great Wars and more recent conflicts."

They have been practising their marching ahead of Remembrance Sunday Credit: Royal Navy

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