The Mayor of London and the Chair of the London Assembly joined assembly members and representatives of the army, navy and air force for a Remembrance Day Service at City Hall today.

The service took place ahead of Armistice Day on Sunday, and marked 75 years since the Normandy landings and two major World War Two battles in India.

Reverend Canon Michael Rawson, the Sub Dean of Southwark Cathedral led the prayers, and an address was given by the Archbishop of Southwark John Wilson.

The service also included prayers by Sikh, Hindu, Jewish and Islamic faith leaders.

Veterans and politicians as well as representatives of the Metropolitan Police, the Ambulance Service, Transport for London, the Red Cross and the Royal British Legion also attended.

Mayor Sadiq Khan, said: “I am honoured to represent the capital in paying tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.

“Today we particularly remember the Normandy Landings and the Battles of Imphal and Kohima, and the huge sacrifice that our brave armed forces made 75 years ago.

“We will never forget the sacrifices that have been made for us and for future generations thanks to the dedication of all our service men and women in the past and in the present.”

Jennette Arnold, chair of London Assembly, said she was “starkly reminded of the sacrifices people made in the past for our generation today”.

She said: “The Remembrance Day Service at City Hall is an important way for London’s representative organisations to collectively remember those who lost their lives.

“We must keep their memory alive and honour their bravery and we will continue to support veterans and their families.”