Armistice day parade at Culdrose
A Two minute silence was observed at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, on Tuesday 11 November, Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War.
Armistice Day has been marked on 11 November every year since 1919 - a year after a ceasefire was signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiegne in France. The cessation of hostilities on the Western Front took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire.
After the Second World War, commemorations were adapted to honour the fallen of both conflicts, and Remembrance Sunday was established to replace Armistice Day. From 1995 the British Legion successfully helped to restore the two-minute silence to 11 November as well as Remembrance Sunday.
Personnel from RNAS Culdrose came to a halt across the Air Station where a service was held that involved the Maritime Sea King Force, which comprises 771, 849, 854 and 857 Naval Air Squadrons.