The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

1. The Duke of Edinburgh was joined by the widow of Falklands hero Lt Col ‘H’ Jones as he officially opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey today.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

2. The Last Post was sounded from the parapet of St Margaret’s Church by two trumpeters of the Household Cavalry before Mrs Jones.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

3. The Duke of Edinburgh wore Royal Navy ceremonial day dress reflecting his rank as Admiral of the Fleet, with no sword or medals.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

4. The Duke then spoke with war veterans, members of the British Legion and current servicemen.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

5. He also met Lance Corporal Watchman V, the Staffordshire bull terrier mascot for the Staffordshire Regiment Association.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

6. The first Field of Remembrance was held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey in November 1928, making 2012 the 84th year.

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

7. Soldiers place crosses in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

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The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

9. Chelsea pensioners, former members of the British Army, visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

10. A servicewoman looks at crosses in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Edinburgh opens the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

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