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Remembrance Sunday services across the Midlands

Service personnel who have lost their lives since world war one are honoured with more than 100,000 small wooden crosses in the grounds of Westminster Abbey. Credit: PA

Remembrance Sunday services are being held across the Midlands this morning, as people gather to pay their silent respects to the country's war dead.

Around 4,000 people, including members of the public, civic dignitaries and veterans, are expected to attend the Remembrance Day parade in Leicester.

The city's main memorial event takes place at the War Memorial in Victoria Park from 10.55am.

Proceedings will begin with a parade by veterans and contingents, from De Montfort Hall to the memorial at 10.23am.

Meanwhile a remembrance service will also be held in Coventry's War Memorial Park.

The ceremony will begin at 10.30am with music by the City of Coventry Brass Band, followed by a parade of around 800 people from a variety of organisations to the Cenotaph.

Elsewhere in the Midlands:

  • There will be a Remembrance Day parade at Centenary Square in Birmingham;
  • The Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, where there will be renditions from the Cosford Military Wives Choir;
  • A service will be held at Nottingham's War Memorial on Victoria Embankment, with music provided by the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers (Volunteers);
  • The Mayor of Northampton will lead a procession through the town from The Guildhall to All Saints' Church, involving the Northampton Pipe Band and the Air Training Corps Band;
  • A march led by The Mayor of Erewash will take place in Ilkeston, making its way to the Cenotaph on the Market Place.

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