10:20AM, Monday 11 November 2013
Fallen British servicemen and women were honoured by hundreds of people yesterday at the Remembrance Day event in Windsor High Street.
The sun beamed down on the memorial statue outside St John the Baptist Church as a poignant service was conducted to remember those who lost their lives at war.
Members of the public, including ex-servicemen, watched on as the civic party began proceedings with a short march down the High Street followed by the raising of flags.
Sea cadets as well as children from the Windsor Horse Rangers stood in formation by the church as a prayer was delivered by Reverend John Quick.
The crowds joined together to sing the hymn 'God our help in ages past' before the sounding of a bugle signalled the beginning of a two-minute silence.
Official wreaths were laid at the foot of the memorial statue, first by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor Andrew Jenner.
They were then laid by representatives from organisations including the Royal Navy, St John Ambulance and armed forces family support charity SSAFA.
At 11.15am a full-length service was held inside the church.
Eileen Quick, ward councillor for Clewer East and wife of John Quick, said: "It is important that we get together as a community to remember the people who have sacrificed their lives for us."
So many of our servicemen have sustained injuries and they continue to need our support so by remembering them we can make them feel valued."
This morning the Last Post will be sounded just before 11am followed by the silence and Reveille at York House in Sheet Street.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.