ARMED Forces personnel and past and present were in attendance when remembrance was observed in Baughurst.

A parade of hundreds of people made its way from Heath End Village Hall to the war memorial at the corner of Heath End Road and Brimpton Road where a service of remembrance was held.

Among those representing forces present were Private Stephen Jones, of the Adjutant General's Corps, and Lieutenant Colonel Terry Denton, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, while forces veterans included Mike Reynolds, Lt Col Denton's grandfather, and John Robb-McPhail.

Mr Robb-McPhail, who served in the Black Watch for nearly 30 years, said: "Remembrance is for me about remembering my colleagues who are no longer with us."

The parade consisted of an array of organisations including the Baughurst Scout Association, Baughurst Girl Guiding, the Aldermaston Squadron Air Training Corps and Loddon Valley Lions.

The array of organisations, as well as among others Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Hurst Community College, each laid a wreath at the war memorial after the Act of Remembrance was observed while young and old - a member of the Air Training Corps and a forces veteran - shared the delivery of The Exhortation of remembrance.

A wreath was also laid on behalf of the Tadley and District Royal British Legion which helped to organise both the Baughurst and Tadley remembrance events.

After the service concluded, individuals placed their own remembrance crosses at the foot of the memorial to honour the fallen.

Among them was two-year-old Freddie Burgess whose great, great uncle William J Monger is named on the war memorial which remembers the fallen of the parish in the First World War.