THE people of Radcliffe turned out to honour fallen heroes and members of the armed services at

a poignant Remembrance service.

This year's service and parade came just over a century after the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended the war between Germany and the allied powers during World War I.

Dozens of wreaths were laid at the town's war memorial as the community paid tribute and remembered all those who have served in conflicts.

The attendance at Radcliffe's Remembrance Day commemorations received high praise from organisers.

Poppy Appeal coordinator and member of the 1055 Radcliffe Air Cadets, Barry Young said: "Sunday was a great day. The weather was very kind to us for the parade.

"It was good to see a larger number of veterans parading and being led as always by Radcliffe Brass Band.

"We had the honour and privilege to have 99-year-old veteran Will Oldham lay a wreath for the Parachute Regiment.

"The parade was a great success and was watched by what seemed to be the majority of Radcliffe."

A large number of regiments were represented, with wreaths laid for the Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, The Grenadier Guards, Royal Artillery and RAF Regiment.

There was also a large turnout from the Army Cadets, Royal Air Force Cadets, Scouts, Guides, St John Ambulance and representatives from various schools.

A service of remembrance was held at St Thomas and St John's Church. Following the march, The Royal Oak pub hosted soup and refreshments for the parade.