Remembrance Sunday

Cenotaph at Plymouth Hoe
A wreath is placed at the Cenotaph at Plymouth Hoe Photo: ITV West Country

Ceremonies of remembrance have been held across the West Country in honour of servicemen and women killed in conflict. At 11 o'clock people across the region paused to observe two minutes silence in tribute to the war dead.

In Plymouth veterans stood side by side with active servicemen and women, cadets and members of the public to pay their respects.

Plymouth Hoe Naval War Memorial
Service at Plymouth Hoe Naval War Memorial Credit: ITV West Country

The biggest service was held at the Plymouth Hoe Naval War Memorial at 11am. A two minutes silence was honoured. The Deputy Lieutenant placed a wreath at the memorial on behalf of the county of Devon followed by the Lord Mayor on behalf of the people of Plymouth.

Thousands of people attended the service in Plymouth. Some spoke to our reporter Kathy Wardle about why they felt it important to pay their respects...

Plymouth Parade
Acting servicemen and women take part in the parade in Plymouth Credit: ITV West Country
Thousands pay their respects
Thousands turned out to pay their respects Credit: ITV West Country
Plymouth remembers
The crowds were amongst the biggest in the West Country Credit: ITV West Country
A young cadet in Plymouth
Young cadets stand side by side with war veterans Credit: ITV West Country
Remembrance day service in Plymouth
A veteran attends the Remembrance day service in Plymouth Credit: ITV West Country
Cannons mark the end of the silence
A cannon marks the end of the two minute silence Credit: ITV West Country