Young cadet lays final Tower poppy

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Published: Tuesday 11th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A young army cadet laid the final poppy at the Tower of London as Britain marked an especially poignant Armistice Day, 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Cadet Harry Hayes, 13, was watched by a crowd of thousands at the landmark display as he placed the last of 888,246 ceramic flowers, each of which represents a British or colonial war death in the brutal conflict.

The cadet, from Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire, completed the vibrant red swathe of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which has become a focal point for Remembrance commemorations in this centenary year.

There were more commemorations, private and public, across the UK and further afield, including the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and at Ypres on the former Western Front in Belgium, to remember the millions of British servicemen and women who have died in conflicts.

Since last year’s Armistice Day, another seven members of the British armed forces have died in service – including five who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in April.

Published: Tuesday 11th November 2014 by The News Editor

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