Grieving families unite in field of remembrance

The almost one million poppies surrounding the Tower of London are proving such a big draw that officials have advised visitors to postpone their trip the memorial until after the half-term holiday.

The Queen has been among the many visitors who have travelled to the Tower to see its iconic moat filled with thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Today two families who both lost men in military campaigns almost a century apart visited the scene and were united in the field of remembrance.

Kishor Chauhan said seeing the display made the pain of losing his son Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan in April "a little bearable".

Flt Lt Chauhan's death in a helicopter crash, a week before he had been due to return home, proved to be the final British fatality in the Afghanistan campaign.

Mr Chauhan was joined by the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of a First World War victim as they paid tribute to a fallen soldier they never knew.

ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot joined them.