REMEMBRANCE ceremonies will take place this weekend to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A two-minute silence at the Forbury War Memorial will be led by the mayor of Reading, Councillor Rose Williams, at 11am on Armistice Day (November 11).

Members of the public are welcome to attend and the town's main service and parade for Remembrance Sunday will start at Reading Minster at 9.30am.

The service will be followed by a march through the town centre, following readings from the Bishop of Reading, reverend Andrew Proud.

Cllr Williams said: “It will be an honour to lead the two minute silence at the Forbury War Memorial and I would encourage as many people as possible to join me on either or both days.

"These ceremonies are an opportunity for everyone to come together to remember those who paid the ultimate price in defence of our country.”