The Territorial Army is made up of volunteers who do their training in their spare time from their jobs. Although they were set up as a reserve army many of them do end up in active service, currently in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are given leave by their employers to do army service for about three months at a time. I was pleased that so many people turned out to honour them.
The older men with the flags are representatives of the British Legion, an organisation set up after the first World War to offer fund raising and support to all armed personnel and their families. They organise the Armistice celebrations each year and raise thousands of pounds to help support injured soldiers.