THOUSANDS turned out to remember those have fallen at this year's Remembrance Sunday.

Veterans from all tri-services, cadets, scout groups, residents and local dignitaries gathered in order to to pay their respects in the town centre.

A parade made its way from Bridge Street to St Mary's Church where a Garden of Remembrance Service was held around the cenotaph.

Mayor of Test Valley, councillor Carl Borg-Neal said: "The relationship between the borough, its Freemen and the military in general, is important and very special.

"It is a great honour and privilege to support this important weekend of remembrance along with the residents of Test Valley."

Soldiers from 22 Engineer Regiment and the Army Air Corps, flag bearers from the Royal British Legion, air cadets and more took part in this annual commemoration.

Steve Pavey, vice-chairman of Andover and surrounding villages Royal British Legion branch, said: "We'd like to thank everyone involved.

"Thank you for showing your support yesterday - it was a lovely turnout.

"Hopefully we can have as good as, if not an even better, turnout for next year's centenary events.

"Again thank you for your support and for giving so generously."

Immediate past mayor of Test Valley, councillor Karen Hamilton, said she was honoured to present two wreaths at Stockbridge as part of this year's Remembrance Commemorations.

She added: "I burst with pride laying the wreaths as I have the opportunity to thank all those that gave their lives for us to have ours today.

"We should all stand tall for the military past and present, let us not forget."