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MANY services are taking place tomorrow, to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month.

This was the time when hostilities formally ended the First World War in 1918 as Germany signed the Armistice.

In Portsmouth, a service will be held at the First World War Cenotaph, Guildhall Square, to mark the occasion, followed by a two minute silence. It starts at 10.45am.

There will also be a silence in Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, at 11am.

In Havant a silence will take place at the memorial at St Faith’s Church, The Pallant, at 10.50am, and a service will be held at Memorial Garden in Jubilee Park, in Emsworth, also from 10.50am.

The Fareham Shopping Centre will host its annual Remembrance Day service which includes readings from the Royal British Legion, a bugle performance, and a silence, from 10.45am.

And a gun salute will be fired from Fort Nelson at 11am as a mark of honour. A second will be heard at 1pm.

In Lee-on-the-Solent a ceremony will be held at the war memorial, on the seafront, to acknowledge the names of two men who have never been recorded on the plaque. It starts at 11am.