Some 2,500 people attended the Remembrance Sunday parade in Carterton, making it one of the biggest events in West Oxfordshire.

Shortly before 11am the community gathered at the town's War Memorial to remember the enormous sacrifices and suffering of previous and present generations who have served their country and communities.

Following a service in St John the Evangelist Church wreaths were laid by Town Mayor Councillor Nick Leverton and Councillor Martin McBride, chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Others were laid by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire Brian Buchan and Station Commander, RAF Brize Norton, Group Captain Emily Flynn OBE and Witney MP Robert Courts.

Serving members of the armed forces, were joined by local groups and organisations including Oxfordshire County Council, Royal British Legion, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airman & Families Association (SSAFA), Royal Naval Association, Royal Air Force Association, Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (ROAB), Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Oxfordshire District Nurses.

The Army Cadets, Air Training Corps, Brize Norton & Carterton Scouting and Brize Norton & Carterton Guiding also laid wreaths.