THIS year's Remembrance Day in Penarth was observed with two marches across two days.

Remembrance Sunday - and the 11am silence - is observed to mark the Armistice that came into force at 11am on November 11, 1918, ending of the First World War.

This year's Remembrance Day Parade was held on Sunday, November 10 as the closest Sunday to November 11.

As in previous years, the parade was a joint effort between the Penarth's Royal British Legion (RBL) branch and a committee of members of the Penarth Ex Services Club, a group of serving and veteran military personnel from all arms of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

A parade formed up in Station Approach at 10am and marched off at 10.10am to the Garden of Remembrance, at the corner of Alexandra Gardens on Rectory Road.

There a wreath laying ceremony took place, and two minutes silence was observed.

The procession then proceeded up Windsor Terrace and down Stanwell Road into Victoria Square, and from there headed to All Saints Church for the parade to fall out and enter the church.

After this, the Service of Remembrance began at 10.50am.

The service was conducted by the Rev Alison (Ali) Reeves.

After the service the parade reformed and marched up Victoria Road onto Stanwell Road and onto Windsor Road to the Ex Servicemen’s Club, where the parade stood down.

The following day, at 10.55am on November 11, the Royal British Legion held a short ceremony at the junction of Windsor Road and Glebe Street.

The Legion then proceeded to St Augustine’s Church to lay a wreath on the Town War Memorial.

There was also a special service held at Penarth Cenotaph, for veterans and their families that could not attend the main event.

In prior year members of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) would meet at the Cenotaph for Battle of Britain Sunday, but in the last five years there were not enough members with the mobility to attend.

This year, for Armistice Day, the Penarth Veterans Committee and some families attended the Cenotaph in Alexandra Park to pay respects in advance of Remembrance Day.

The chairmen of the veteran's committee, Simon Shirley, and of the serviceman's club, Paul Galsworthy, were also in attendance.

The RBL Paul Michael Todd and RAFA Paul James standards were unfurled, marched on, and a minute's silence was held accompanied, by the last post played by the REV Simon Jennings.

There, a wreath representing all branches of the armed forces was laid by Nathan Patterson of the RBL.