SWINDON fell silent to remember those who had lost their lives in the service of their country.

Veterans joined well-wishers at Swindon’s Cenotaph in Regent Circus to mark a two minute’s silence at 11am.

Across the town, workplaces marked the silence. Buses pulled to the side of the road.

Firefighters lined up outside their fire stations. At Swindon fire station on Drove Road, a Union Jack dangled from the aerial appliance – its ladder stretched to its fullest extent.

Kier Pritchard, chief constable of Wiltshire Police, tweeted: “It was an honour to be part of the service of remembrance at Wiltshire Police HQ today, where the force paused for a two minute silence to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”

The remembrance services followed a series of events across the county on Sunday.

Attending the Lyneham parade, former RAF engineer Paul Spence, 57, from Stratton, said: “I’ve seen a lot of tragedy and deaths and today is important because we are remembering those lost souls.

“It has been fantastic today, the crowd was massive and the respect they showed was absolutely fantastic.

“I chose to wear my Queens Silver Jubilee, Air Operations Iraq medal and The Desert medal. I have a lot of pride in these.”