News story

Deputy Prime Minister pays tribute to fallen servicemen and women

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Nick Clegg: "Our service personnel follow in the footsteps of great men and women and they are a credit to their memory."

Remembrance Day

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined the Prime Minister, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family for the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

Mr Clegg laid a wreath to commemorate those servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War. The Prime Minister and other political leaders also attended and laid wreaths.

Yesterday an Armistice Parade at Camp Bastion was attended by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, following a visit to Kabul and Lashkar Gah.

The Deputy Prime Minister has also recorded a remembrance message. In the message, the Deputy Prime Minister pays tribute to “those who have given their lives to protect our nation”. He also honours “the brave servicemen and women serving today, their families and those from other nations who fight alongside British troops, most recently in Libya”.

He ends:

Our service personnel follow in the footsteps of great men and women and they are a credit to their memory. So today let me take this opportunity to thank them for everything they do - they are the heart of what makes this country so great.