Lee Rigby's widow and son lay Armistice Day wreaths in Woolwich

Lee Rigby Honoured on Memorial Plaque

The widow and son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby laid wreaths in Woolwich today as the nation fell silent today to mark Armistice Day.

Jack Rigby and his mother Rebecca attended a service at St George's Chapel, where Fusiler Rigby's name is engraved on a brass plaque, as millions of people remembered those killed in conflicts since the beginning of the First World War.

Schools, offices and churches up and down the country took part in the two minutes' silence at 11am, marking the time when Allied Forces declared an end to fighting with Germany 97 years ago.

Veterans and their families joined serving military personnel at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall, where singer Cerys Matthews read an extract from the Times newspaper from October 1915 about the deaths of 41 only-sons in battle.

The Queen marked the two minutes' silence privately at Buckingham Palace with her family.

The Princess Royal attended Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

In Trafalgar Square, 91-year-old Second World War veteran Danny McCrudden sang The Impossible Dream to crowds gathered ahead of the silence.

The world's last remaining Swordfish aeroplane dropped thousands of poppies over the remembrance service at St Bartholomew's Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church in Yeovilton, Somerset.

Later today, 19 British veterans will be presented with the Legion d'honneur, France's highest distinction, for their role in liberating France during the Second World War.

The medals will be presented by the French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann in a ceremony at her residence in Kensington, London.