In Pictures: 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral

Will Noble
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In Pictures: 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral
MPs gather with wreaths in the Members' Lobby outside the Commons Chamber. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
MPs gather with wreaths in the Members' Lobby outside the Commons Chamber. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
David Cameron talks about one of his political idols. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
David Cameron talks about one of his political idols. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
Churchill's statue, and the Churchill Arch. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
Churchill's statue, and the Churchill Arch. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
A wreath bearing a V for victory, similar to that used at the original funeral. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
A wreath bearing a V for victory, similar to that used at the original funeral. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
The wreath is thrown into the Thames. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
The wreath is thrown into the Thames. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Approaching Tower Bridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Approaching Tower Bridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing under the Millennium Footbridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing under the Millennium Footbridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing the Houses of Parliament. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing the Houses of Parliament. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Tower Bridge opens up for the Havengore. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Tower Bridge opens up for the Havengore. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Beefeaters pay their respects at the Tower. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Beefeaters pay their respects at the Tower. © Havengore/Tom Gordon

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's funeral. The occasion is being commemorated — and in part, recreated — with a wreath laying ceremony at Parliament, a boat procession along the Thames and a service at Westminster Abbey. Here's a gallery of events that have been happening throughout the day. Many of these photos are taken from aboard the Havengore — the same vessel that carried Churchill's coffin in 1965.

Last Updated 30 January 2015