Honours paid to war dead: The region remembers this Armistice Day

Ceremonies are taking place across the region in honour of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

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Old and young gather to pay their respects

Pupils pay their respects. Credit: Tendring District Council

Armistice Day was marked outside Clacton Town Hall today by a large gathering of more than 350 people.

Tendring District Councillors, staff, schoolchildren, shoppers and residents stood side by side with members of the Royal British Legion and veterans.

Veterans pay their respects. Credit: Tendring District Council

Veterans who fought side-by-side reunited after forty years

Bob Parks and Herbie Bright fought in Germany together. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Two war veterans have been reunited after 40 years not realising they were living just three miles away from one another in Cambridge.

Bob Parks and Herbie Bright fought side-by-side during the Battle for the Rhine and the push into Germany. They also served in Egypt and Palestine.

They lost touch after serving with the Suffolk Regiment - now part of the Royal Anglian Regiment - during World War Two. Bob, known as Bonny, often spoke about his old friend so his wife Patricia decided to track him down.

Liz Summers met them.

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Region observes two minute silence

Poppies are used as a symbol of remembrance.

Silence fell across the East as millions paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in war.

A two minute silence took place at 11am to mark the same time in 1918 when guns across Western Europe fell quiet.

The Ferrers School pupil Will Mantle played the Last Post Credit: ITV Anglia.

Nearly 200 pupils at The Ferrers School in Higham Ferrers gathered for the silence in the quad.

Will Mantle, from Year 10, played the Last post on a bugle.

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