There will be a number of special Remembrance Sunday services and events taking place this year.

The annual parade in St Albans city centre will start at 10.37am from outside the old BHS store and proceed to the War Memorial by St Peter’s Church.

Reverend Mark Dearnley, the vicar of the church, will lead the Remembrance service, which starts at 10.50am.

Representatives from the Royal British Legion, air, sea and army cadets, the Guiding and Scout movements, the police and other uniformed services will be present.

They will be joined by Honorary Aldermen, Councillors from County, District, Town and Parish Councils and leaders of the main faiths.

The Mayor, Cllr Mohammad Iqbal Zia, will also attend, dressed in official robes, and accompanied by his Macebearer.

He said: “Join us for the St Albans Remembrance Sunday service and parade. Together, we will remember the servicemen and women who lost their lives or were wounded while serving in the forces.

“We will also be thinking of service personnel who are currently deployed around the world.

“Wreaths of poppies will be laid on the war memorial during the service. The distinctive red flower has long been the symbol of remembrance of the many sacrifices made in past wars.”

Harpenden Town Mayor, Cllr Rosemary Farmer, will attend a service at Harpenden’s War Memorial in Church Green.

The parade will begin at 10.30am on November 12 at Rothamsted Park, with the service commencing at 10.45am and ending with a silence at 11am.

An official from the Royal British Legion will give an address during the service.

A second service, run by St Stephen’s Parish will take place between 2.15pm and 4pm.

It will start with a parade of standards by local youth organisations, led by Harpenden Pipe Band.

The parade will form up on Park Street, by the railway bridge south of the junction with Hawfield Gardens from 2.15pm, once the road closure is in place, from where it will make its way along Park Street to the War Memorial.

Anyone wishing to take part in the parade should join those congregating in the Village Hall car park by 2pm.

The service will begin at approximately 2.45pm and there will be the opportunity for individuals to lay a personal tribute. The parade will march back to the Village Hall Car Park at the end of the service.

Those in Radlett can join Scout and Guide groups in Watling Street, who leave the Radlett Centre at 10.15am and reach the War Memorial at 10.30am.

The service should last about 30 minutes and will end with a silent tribute to the fallen.

And an Act of Remembrance will be held at the memorial lych gate at St Leonard’s Church, Sandridge, on Sunday November 12 at 10.45am.

Representatives of the church and other local groups will lay wreaths, and the two minutes’ silence will be observed.

The outdoor Act of Remembrance will be followed by a Remembrance Service for all ages, taking place inside the church.