Over 600 soldiers and officers from across Tidworth Garrison came together on Friday, 11th November for a service of reflection.
The service included observation of the two minute silence which marks the moment when the guns fell silent in 1918 ending the First World War.
In what was an unusually large gathering, a traditional drumhead service was performed, and wreaths laid by representatives of the Royal Tank Regiment, Queen’s Royal Hussars, King’s Royal Hussars, and 4th Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and the Mechanical Engineers.
Major (Reverend) Gavin Smith, Padre to 12th Armoured Brigade Combat Team, who led the service said: “It went well bringing the regiments together as we don’t have enough padres to go around because they are either deployed or in training, but actually what it did was bring us together for a collective feeling of remembrance which is a good thing.”
Major Smith, who was born only a stone’s throw from the garrison in Tidworth, added: “For me seeing 600 hundred plus soldiers in one place observing and remembering was really important.”