Remembrance Day: Dronfield salutes the fallen

Hundreds of Dronfield people wore their poppies with pride - and in bright sunshine - at the annual Remembrance Day ­service, this morning.

The event in the Derbyshire town, just a few miles south of Sheffield, was typical of the hundreds of similar ones across the UK as the nation commemorated the ­centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and 70 years since the D-Day landings.

After a speech from Reverend Peter Bold, wreathes were laid.

There was a delay before the procession started after an elderly man was taken ill on the road side.

He was ambulanced to hospital.

This year’s event was even more poignant as it also marked the end of Britain’s conflict in Afghanistan.

Nationally, the Queen led commemorations later to honour members of the armed forces killed in conflict.

She was joined by political leaders and veterans for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London - the focal point of the UK’s Remembrance Sunday services.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Today we stand united to remember the courageous men and women who have served our country, defended our freedoms and kept us safe.

“We remember all those who have fallen and those who have risked their lives to protect us.

“We owe each and every member of our armed forces and the families who support them a tremendous debt - one that can never be repaid - and I pay huge tribute to their bravery and resolve.”