Remembering the Fallen

At home and around the world, Naval personnel past and present paid tribute to the UK’s war dead at Remembrance Day services.

They came together at Naval Command in Portsmouth, at naval locations across the UK, as well as in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, the Gulf, and the Indian Ocean.

They came together wherever in the world the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary have a presence – to honour the nation’s war dead.

We will remember them

For those deployed in the UK and around the world the message was the same;

"We will remember them"

At Portsmouth Naval Base a Service of Remembrance was held at St Ann’s Church; while at HMS Nelson a saluting gun was fired to mark the start and end of the two-minute silence at 11am.

A Service of Remembrance was held at the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church in Yeovilton Village with a flyover from a Swordfish Mk1 and 2 Lynx from 815 NAS and a 25,000 poppy drop at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton.

In Scotland, the men and women of HMNB Faslane gathered for a Remembrance Service in the Base Church with the Naval Base Commander.

In the Mediterranean Her Majesty’s Ships Bulwark and Somerset held Services of Remembrance in Malta with the whole ships company of Somerset gathering for a service on the flightdeck.

While in Rhodes, members of HMS Defender’s ship’s company laid a wreath of poppies at the Commonwealth War Grave, before continuing on to the Middle East.

On the West coast of Africa, HMS Lancaster and RFA Gold Rover conducted a remembrance service at the sole Commonwealth grave in Togo.

Personnel from 846 NAS, currently on Exercise Arrcade Fusion, in Latvia, joined fellow NATO forces for services at their camps in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.