Devon

Thousands turn out in Devon to remember war dead

Poppy wreaths on Plymouth Cenotaph
Image caption Numerous parades and services have been held across Devon to honour military killed in conflicts

Crowds of people have taken part in Remembrance Day services in Devon to honour military killed in conflict.

The Royal Navy joined dignitaries, veterans and residents on Plymouth Hoe to honour the sacrifices made.

The Royal British Legion, which looks after Armed Forces personnel, staged Remembrance parades and services at the war memorials in Torquay and Brixham.

The charity also held a service at Paignton Parish Church followed by a procession to the war memorial.

About 145 Royal Navy personnel from HM Naval Base Devonport took part in a Remembrance service at the Hoe, together with the Royal Marines Plymouth band.

Flag Officer Sea Training Rear Admiral Chris Snow joined the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Mary Aspinall, in laying a wreath.

He said: "The November Ceremonies bring our past and present together.

"Whether we recall the brave men and women of past conflicts, or our forces today in Afghanistan and across the world, this focus for our respect is a central event for the entire nation to reflect on the meaning and cost of war."

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