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Nottinghamshire Police commemorates remembrance at Force Headquarters

November 11, 2019
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Nottinghamshire Chief Constable Craig Guildford led the force as part of today's remembrance commemorations.

Officers and staff, along with dozens of mini police, stood in front of the dedicated police memorial at Sherwood Lodge headquarters this morning (Monday 11 November 2019). as they paid respect to soldiers who gave their lives in past and present conflicts.

The force fell silent for the 100th Armistice Day since World War One to commemorate those who died in conflict.

Today marked the centenary of the first two-minute silence, held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The service was led by Force Chaplain Rev. David Henson who led prayers during the service and read out war poem 'The Exhortation'.

The tradition of a two-minute silence to remember the dead began exactly a year after the end of World War One. The Last Post was played by Mark Wakeland to mark the beginning and end of the silence.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford then continued the service by reading 'In Flanders Fields', a poem that inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.

Mr Guildford said: "It is so important for the force to pay our respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during their service and for us to remember them.

"Today we also mark the 100th Armistice Day since World War One and it was fantastic to see so many officers, staff and indeed our mini police come together to pay their respects with us."

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