Pupils at The Windsor Boys School took part in their own Remembrance Day service on Friday - joined by the governor of Windsor Castle and two military knights.

The school has a proud military history and three commemorative plaques. One dates from the 1920s commemorating former students who died in the First World War, a second added much later remembering those who died in the Second World War and a third that poignantly honours a young man who died serving in Northern Ireland.

Governor of Windsor Castle Admiral Sir James Perowne and military knights Lt Col Jolyon Williams and Lt Col Mike Harding joined the boys for Friday's service.

Cadets from the army, navy, air force and police as well as the school's own took part and eight house captains laid little crosses during the ceremony of remembrance.

All eight of the school houses are named after former students who died in action.

The school orchestra played with four members collaborating on the Last Post before the school held two minutes silence.

Afterwards head teacher Gavin Henderson said he devoted assemblies during the week to the upcoming Remembrance commemorations.

He said: "I told the boys they should remember the past but emphasised that what happened must never be repeated. We must not make the same mistakes.

"I spoke to them about a boy they could relate to called Herbert Hiley, who played for Windsor Football Club and rowed for Eton Excelsior Rowing Club which resonates with what the boys do today it was 100 years ago.

"He joined up and was at the battle of Gallipoli in 1915 and only survived three days."