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105th anniversary of Armistice Day

Standard bearers lower their standards at the start of a two minute silence to remember the war dead on Armistice Day at the WWI memorial, Guildhall Square, in Portsmouth. Pic by Andrew Matthews

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on November 11, 1918.

The occasion will be commemorated with a short ceremony in the Lobby of Parliament House which this year will see a reduced number of wreath layers due to the ongoing refurbishment works.

The two-minute silence will be marked by the firing of a gun by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment at 11am. A Bugler will then sound the Last Post and wreaths will be laid.

The Mayor, Carmen Gomez, will be leading the ceremony. Guards of Honour will be provided by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Royal British Legion Gibraltar Branch.

The Governor, the Chief Minister and other dignitaries will lay wreaths during the ceremony. Associations and organisations who ordinarily lay a wreath at this ceremony will do so on Remembrance Sunday.

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