Soldiers stand in solemn silence alongside people of Colchester on Remembrance Day

Colchester Garrison marks Remembrance Sunday Picture: CPL JAMIE HART/MOD

Colchester Garrison marks Remembrance Sunday Picture: CPL JAMIE HART/MOD - Credit: Cpl Jamie Hart

Soldiers stood with the people of Colchester to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Colchester Garrison marks Remembrance Sunday Picture: CPL JAMIE HART/MOD

Colchester Garrison marks Remembrance Sunday Picture: CPL JAMIE HART/MOD - Credit: Cpl Jamie Hart

Troops joined dignitaries, veterans, cadets and thousands of residents for a Remembrance service.

The Band of The Parachute Regiment played before a light gun from 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery signalled silence at 11am, when firing ceased in 1918. After the service, 180 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade, 156 Provost Company Royal Military Police and reservists of 161 Medical Squadron, 254 Medical Regiment, marched alongside veterans and youth organisations.

The Merville Barracks based soldiers were led by Brigadier Nick Perry DSO MBE, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Caldwell, Commander of Colchester Garrison, who highlighted the importance of the armed forces and civilian community standing together and showing respect.

The Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst; Mayor of Colchester, Peter Chillingworth; and Briga

The Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst; Mayor of Colchester, Peter Chillingworth; and Brigadier Nick Perry DSO MBE, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, take the salute as troops march past Colchester Town Hall Picture: MOD CROWN COPYRIGHT - Credit: Max Bryan

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