Silence fell as people from across “Harrow’s diverse population” paid their respects at a ceremony on Remembrance Sunday.

The parade began at the Statue of Katie in Harrow’s St Ann’s Road at 10am yesterday morning (November 12).

It then snaked its way to the former Civic Centre, led by 131 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers, who were joined by Royal British Legion, cadets and scouts, among others. 

Harrow stopped and fell silent for two minutes at 11am, followed by prayers led by the Reverend Simon Johnson from the Holy Trinity Church, Wealdstone.

Readings were also made by faith leaders including members of Harrow Interfaith Council. 

Wreath laying at the war memorial on Station Road was led by the Mayor of Harrow and Deputy Lieutenant Simon Ovens. 

It was the last time the service was held at the former Civic Centre site before the area undergoes development. 

Husain Akhtar, a retired Harrow councillor and coordinator Harrow Monitoring Group, was among those who attended the event.

He said: “It was a memorable community event, very well attended and enjoyed by public.

“Like years before, I thoroughly enjoyed filming the parade and the service - it is good to see that this proud Harrow feature is increasingly supported by the Harrow’s diverse population.”