Keir Starmer among those to fall silent as nation pays respects on Armistice Day - in pictures

The Labour leader marked the occasion in Euston, London as other services were held across the country

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Sir Keir Starmer was among those to pay their respects to the fallen in an Armistice Day two-minute silence.

Poignant services were held across the country in locations such as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Westminster, and North London.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day Service in Staffordshire and services were held in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Portsmouth.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who said Russia had “shattered” peace by waging war in Ukraine, was in Paris to attend a remembrance service hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

And Labour leader Sir Keir marked the moment at Euston Station, in central London.

Sir Keir Starmer was among those to fall silent.
Sir Keir Starmer was among those to fall silent.
Flag bearers, veterans and members of the public observe a two minute silence an Armistice Day service
Flag bearers, veterans and members of the public observe a two minute silence an Armistice Day service
Members of the public observe a two-minutes silence in Westminster.
Members of the public observe a two-minutes silence in Westminster.
Members of the public fall silent at Lloyd's in London.
Members of the public fall silent at Lloyd's in London.
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.
Veterans and members of the public attend an Armistice Day service in Portsmouth.
Veterans and members of the public attend an Armistice Day service in Portsmouth.

Mr Cleverly said: “Since 1918 we have marked Armistice Day and paid tribute to the brave men and women who have served to give us peace.

“Yet as we salute our troops this year, this peace has been shattered by a Russian aggressor.

“As we honour the war dead of the past, we also remember Ukraine’s fight for freedom today.

“The UK stands steadfast with our friends and allies in defence of freedom and democracy in Ukraine and I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with an historic ally in Paris today.”

The Met Office said there were “exceptionally mild” conditions across the UK as it predicted that Friday could be the warmest Armistice Day on record.

Temperatures across the four nations are in the mid-teens.