HUNDREDS of people packed out Poole Park's War Memorial for Remembrance Sunday.

The Revd Dr Mark Kimber conducted the service, which was attended by civic dignitaries including the Mayor of Poole Cllr Marion Le Poidevin.

Veterans, representatives of the armed forces, Royal British Legion members and serving military personal marched through Poole Park to the War Memorial for the start of the service.

Dr Kimber told those gathered: "Let us remember in the presence of God those who have died amid the tragedy of war – those whom we know and whose memory we treasure, those mourned by other loved ones.

"Let us remember with pride and thanksgiving the sacrifice men and women made in the service of their country and for the cause of freedom."

The Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset Admiral Sir George Zambellas laid the first wreath.

The bugler sounded the Last Post before a salute fired from a military field gun signalled the start of the two minutes silence.

Cllr Le Poidevin gave a Bible reading before the Lord's Prayer then the singing of the National Anthem.

Afterwards, the main parade marched back to the cricket pavilion where it was dismissed.