RUSHMOOR fell silent on Sunday for a solemn two minutes during Remembrance Sunday services to honour those killed in conflict.

Servicemen and war veterans joined local dignitaries and civilians to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

A large crowd peered through heavy rain as the Mayor's Chaplain, the Rev Martin James, led a service at the Cenotaph in Aldershot's Municipal Gardens.

The Mayor of Rushmoor, Cllr Brian Jupp, and Rushmoor Council's chief executive Andrew Lloyd joined representatives of civilian and military organisations.

A bugler from TS Swiftsure, Lt Toni Mugridge, played the Last Post at the end of the traditional two-minute silence.

Those who fought in the Falkland Islands were in the minds of many on the 20th anniversary of the conflict.

The Chaplain led prayers for peace in Ireland, Iraq and the rest of the Middle East, and prayed for the Royal Family in the Queen's golden jubilee year.

There was standing room only in the Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, where current servicemen and women remembered those who had gone before them.

The rain lifted in time for a small service in the nearby Garden of Remembrance, followed by the laying of wreaths and a parade of troops along Claycart Road.

The day was marked by the Royal British Legion in Farnborough with a service at St Mark's Church.

There were also wreath-laying services at the War Memorial hospital and Knellwood.

The remembrance con-tinued on Monday, the 11th day of the 11th month, as shoppers and office workers stood still for two minutes of silent thought at 11am.