HUNDREDS gathered to pay their respects at Winchester's annual Remembrance Day service.

Members of the public marched from King Alfred’s statue to the Cathedral for the commemorations, and the grounds fell into a poignant silence at 11am to remember those who fought for the country.

Wreaths were laid in front of the war memorial by the mayor of Winchester Cllr David McLean, representatives of The Royal British Legion and others from the armed services, whilst the Kohima Epitaph was read: “When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we give our today.”

John Page, a chef for the Army Reserves in the 7 Military Intelligence Regiment, said: “It’s coming up to the 100th anniversary of Armistice and it is important we remember the people who died in both wars, and also in the modern wars.”

The armistice was signed on November 11, 1918. It was a document that marked the end of four years of fighting during the First World War.

Lieutenant colonel Roger Mills, deputy commandant of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force, added: “We need to pick up the torch from the older generation to make sure that we never forget their sacrifice.”