Remembrance Day News

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A computer businessman has shown his support for Britain’s serviceman past and present with a moving Remembrance Day display in his shop window.

Veterans, cadets, scouts and members of the public joined the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham in remembering the borough’s fallen heroes yesterday.

While Remembrance Day is about honouring those that gave their lives for others, it is also an opportunity to thank the soldiers that made it home.

As people stopped to pay respects to the war dead from conflicts across the world today, one former soldier is wants others to remember us that war doesn’t just hurt people physically.

People from all backgrounds fell silent across the borough this morning, as remembrance services took place marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Barking and Dagenham will see a range of services and processions to mark Remembrance Day today.

Soldiers who served in the First World War will be remembered tonight in a film made by Dagenham students.

A mother who lost her soldier son in conflict has welcomed the return of British troops from Afghanistan – while her son’s friend calls for those returning home to be given more support.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College have sacrificed their half term holiday to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

After unearthing the tragic stories of her three great-uncles, who fought in the First World War, Kim Smith tells Anna Silverman why she’s chosen to mark their graves this Remembrance Day.


The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

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