West London has once again shown an outstanding level of support on Remembrance Sunday (November 13) for members of the armed forces who lost their lives in fighting.
Uxbridge hosted two memorial events on Friday (November 11) and Sunday, with the weekend seeing a special Remembrance Sunday service in St Margaret's Church from 8.30am.
There was also a parade through the town centre and a service was held at the Uxbridge War Memorial in The Old Graveyard.
The service was attended by residents, local leaders and young people's groups.
Friday's event in Uxbridge was held at the Civic Centre with a two minute silence at 11am.
The Mayor of Hillingdon , Councillor John Hensley, said: “On this solemn day we have gathered together to honour the soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, who have served and continue to serve, our country.
“We pay tribute to the sacrifice made by generations of military personnel for the protection of our fundamental values and thank them for our freedom.
“We have always answered the call to stand up for freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
“Our commitment to these values is unswerving and we can be rightly proud of the work of our brave service personnel.
“Their courage and devotion to duty inspires us all."
Crowds of more than 600 people of all ages gathered to remember fallen soldiers at Memorial Square in Isleworth.
A particular focus was the 74 local WW1 servicemen known to have died in 1916 and who were represented by 74 children from local schools, each wearing an individually named sash and details of that person’s life at home and at war.
The event, which included a service and procession, was organised by councillor Linda Green, Susan Casey, the Isleworth Society and the British Legion.
An exhibition about the 74 men will visit local schools, churches and community groups over the next few months.
Nearly 300 people attended the Heston Remembrance Day parade and service at St. Leonard’s Church.
The special service was conducted by Reverand Sandra McCalla and councillors, police officers and young people from local youth organisations were in attendance.
Following the parade everyone was invited back to the Heston Royal British Legion for refreshments where Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra met with the locals.
Heston Legion would like to thank Hounslow police for their help and support on the day and also St. John’s Ambulance.
A number of Remembrance Day parades and services were held in the borough of Hounslow on Sunday (November 13).
Silence was bestowed in Bedfont as old and young gathered to pay their respects to those who had fought and died during conflict.
The Royal British Legion lead the proud veterans followed by the WI and the scouting and guiding movements – all wearing their poppies with dignity.
As the 11th hour approached the traditional two minutes silence was observed.
Wreaths of crimson poppies were laid along with some religious symbols commemorating the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme and Jutland.
Parade Marshall, John Weathers JP, said: “I would like to thank all those that joined us today to remember the fallen, particularly as this is the 100 year since the battles of the Somme and Jutland.
"It was particularly heart-warming to see so many young people join the parade.”
A remembrance service was also held in Cranford at the war memorial in High Street.
The event was attended by councillors Gurpal Virdi and Sukbir Dhaliwal.
A wreath laying ceremony was held at Harrow Civic Centre with a parade that left from St Ann's Road at 10am.
The ceremony was attended by councillors and members of the armed forces.
There was also a brilliant public turnout to pay their respects.
Westminster is home to the most famous Remembrance Sunday celebrations at the Cenotaph, which was attended by the Queen.
The head of state laid a wreath at the famous Whitehall memorial near Downing Street, joined by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn also paid his respects at the touching event.
Heads bowed as around 700 people in Greenford fell to silence on Remembrance Sunday.
The fallen were remembered during a march led by the Greenford Royal British Legion (RBL), beginning from from its headquarters in Oldfield Lane South for the public service at the Greenford War Memorial at 11am.
Scouts, guides, cubs, cadets and many more were featured in the march, along with a Salvation Army band, followed by poppy wreaths being placed on the memorial by a range of people.
Veterans were joined by local forces, councillors, including Ealing Council leader Councillor Julian Bell, and members of the public in remembering service men and women.
Chair of Greenford RBL, Roy Reynolds, said he thought of his father, Frank Reynolds, during the service.
Frank Reynolds, who was born and raised in Southall before he died at the age of 73 in 1983, was a tank driver for the 10th Royal Hussars.
He was captured during the Second World War in Arras, in France, and held prisoner of war in Poland for three and a half years.
Roy Reynolds, who is also the poppy appeal organiser for RBL, said: "It went very well and the weather was good, I would like to thank everyone who took part and hope we do it again next year.
"I enjoy taking it and enjoy trying to give back something in to the legion that they did for my father.
"They helped him get back in to civilian life and other bits and pieces."
Mr Reynolds added he believed around 700 people turned up in total for the service.
Cllr Bell said: "It was a very big parade, with a lot of young people.
"It was emotional and moving."
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, who attended the service, added: "Excellent turnout of young and old this morning for Greenford.
An event was held at Sloane Square in Chelsea attended by the Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Marie-Therese Rossi.
Over 700 people also attended a service at St Mary Abbots church in Kensington.
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