Oxfordshire falls silent for Remembrance Sunday

1:42pm Sunday 11th November 2012

By Oliver Evans

THOUSANDS have lined the streets of Oxfordshire to remember Britain’s war dead at Remembrance Day services today.

In St Giles, Lord Mayor of Oxford Alan Armitage hailed 67 years of peace in Europe.

Since last year, repatriations of fallen service personnel have taken place in the county from RAF Brize Norton to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

City rector Bob Wilkes said: “We are proud of them and their families and grateful to those who gather faithfully every time to show respect on behalf of us all.”

Following the laying of wreaths and a helicopter flypast, groups including the Territorial Army and the Army Cadets marched down St Giles to applause.

Services have also taken place in towns and villages around the county. 

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