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Remembrance services held

Britain will unite in quiet contemplation today as Remembrance Sunday services are held in tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. The Queen will take part in a service at Whitehall's Cenotaph.

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Prime Minister to kick start remembrance weekend

Prime Minister David Cameron will kick start the remembrance weekend when he addresses a group of Royal Marines outside 10 Downing Street today.

Prime Minister David Cameron will start remembrance weekend today. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Conservative leader will hear a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, sung by the chart-topping Military Wives Choir before the teams of Royal Marines head off around the streets of London to break a speed march world record.

The two teams of Royal Marines will raise around £50,000 for the Royal Marines Association as they run a 26.5 mile course in under four hours and 19 minutes.

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