Queen Alexandra Hospital will observe two-minute silence

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SMALL gatherings of patients, staff and visitors, will mark Remembrance Sunday at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The Cosham site, which hosts the largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in the country, will hold a two-minute silence at 11am tomorrow to pay tribute to all military personnel.

Company secretary Peter Mellor said: ‘Wearing a poppy is a symbol of remembrance to those who bravely sacrificed their lives to give us the way of life we have today.

‘But we do not just remember the two World Wars; we remember those who are currently serving in our armed forces, which for the trust is very important as we have a strong military presence at the hospital.’

Military members of staff have been selling poppies all week to mark Armistice Day.

Commanding Officer Danny Follington, at MDHU, said: ‘Here at MDHU our thoughts are with all those who are currently deployed and our personnel delivering health care on operations.

‘We wear the poppy as a symbol of remembrance and gratitude, and to show we will never forget our fallen.’