SERVICES to commemorate the end of the First World War bought civilians and service personnel together in Tidworth.

On Friday, November 9, The Wellington Academy held a service to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. The service was led by the academy's combined cadet force with the Venerable Alan Jeans officiating.

It was attended by the whole academy, local primary schools, representatives from Tidworth and Ludgershall communities and service personnel from Tidworth Garrison and 26 Engineer Regiment.

On Sunday, November 11 a joint civilian and military community service was held at the Garrison Theatre. The Fijian and Nepalese communities, as well as the Family Fellowship Church, were in attendance.

After the service a parade proceeded to the Tidworth War Memorial where wreaths were will be laid and a two minutes silence was held at 11am.

Tidworth mayor, Councillor Mark Connolly said of the event on Facebook: "What a morning at the Garrison Theatre and the war memorial. Over 600 at the theatre and over 800 at the war memorial. Well done Tidworth for coming together for this special anniversary."

Members of the community also took to social media to share their thoughts on the event. One Tidworth resident said: "It really was a beautiful service, well done to everyone that organised such a fabulous event," with another adding: "A wonderful tribute and service to 100 years".