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PUBLISHED: 17:06 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 25 August 2010

EVENTS to mark Remembrance Sunday and the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War are happening throughout the borough.

EVENTS to mark Remembrance Sunday and the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War are happening throughout the borough.

Crayford Royal British Legion (RBL) is due to hold a ceremony at St Paulinus' Church, Crayford, at 9.55am this Sunday.

The service is due to be attended by Bexley Mayor, Nick O'Hare, and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Manor House, Crayford.

Bexleyheath and Welling RBL members plan to hold a service at St Michael's Church, in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, at 10am this Sunday.

A wreath laying is then to take place at the memorial directly outside the church, or if it is raining, it will be done inside the church.

Soldiers of 71 Signals Regiment will march through Bexleyheath with a band from their base in Watling Street to the war memorial in Albion Road, at 10.30am.

The 50 Territorial Army soldiers will then be joined by members of the Royal British Legion, the British Army Association and cadet forces for a service at 11am.

Greenwich's main remembrance parade and service is due to take place at Eltham War Memorial from 10.45am this Sunday.

War veterans, ex-service groups and youth groups will take part in the Royal British Legion organised event.

A two minute silence is also due to be held at St John's Church, in Eltham Hill, Eltham, at 11am.

Small wreath laying ceremonies will be held at memorials across Greenwich this Saturday.

They include Maze Hill, in Blackheath Common, St John's Church, in Stratheden Road, Blackheath, Charlton Village, and the Cemetery Lane memorial, Charlton.

Greenwich Mayor, Steve Offord, said: "Residents of this borough, especially the older generation, remember and value the deep historical military links we have here, home once, of course, to the tens of thousands of men and women who served their country working at the Royal Artillery.

"We are proud to remember our servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, or have been injured fighting for our freedom.

"We pay tribute to those serving in the present day, in particular to those servicemen and women based here in the borough at the Woolwich Barracks."

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

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