A ceremony has been held in Basra to mark the official end of the six-year British military presence in Iraq.
UK combat operations ended as 20 Armoured Brigade took part in a flag-lowering ceremony with a US brigade.
In London, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said a new chapter in relations between the two countries had begun.
Earlier, a memorial service attended by Defence Secretary John Hutton took place in Basra for the 179 UK personnel who have died during the conflict.
The focus was a memorial wall featuring the names of the 234 UK and foreign troops and civilians who lost their lives under British command in Iraq.
BBC NEWS | UK | UK combat operations end in Iraq
When do we start on the investigation on Labour?