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Commemorations mark Sir Winston Churchill's funeral 50 years on

Events have been held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

David Cameron and Churchill's grandchildren and grandchildren paid tribute to the wartime hero and Havengore, the ship that took the former Prime Minister to his final resting place has retraced the journey on the River Thames.

A service and private wreath laying ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey later.

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PM: Winston Churchill's legacy continues to inspire

David Cameron has said his predecessor Sir Winston Church's legacy continues to inspire the "entire world" as Britain prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of his funeral.

David Cameron speaks in front of a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill Credit: PA Wire

"Half a century after his death, Winston Churchill's legacy continues to inspire not only the nation whose liberty he saved, but the entire world," Mr Cameron said.

"His words and his actions reverberate through our national life today."

"2015 is a year to remember Winston Churchill's extraordinary life of achievement, to admire and to celebrate it anew and to give thanks for his service not only to the country he loved, but to humanity as a whole."

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