REMEMBRANCE Day services were held across the Cotswolds to commemorate those who fought and died in war.

Residents in Cirencester congregated in Market Place, outside the parish church, on Sunday to pay their respects.

The ceremony was attended by Lady Bathurst and included a parade through the town centre.

Villagers in Driffield, near Cirencester, gathered at the village's war memorial on Saturday to remember the fallen of Driffield and Harnhill.

A short Act of Remembrance was conducted by The Revd John Swanton, and a two minute silence was observed at "the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month".

One of those named on the memorial was Major Harry Williams DSO of the Royal Army Veterinary Corp, who served in the First World War.

In Tetbury, a remembrance service was held at St Mary's Church. This was followed by a march through the town centre and a wreathlaying ceremony at the town's war memorial outside St Saviour's Church.

The sermon was read by Father Isidore Obi, of St Michael’s Catholic Church.

Among those present at the remembrance service was Group Capt Carl Schiller, president of the Air Force Association (Victorian Division), who laid a wreath on behalf of the Australian Flying Corps.

He was part of a small party of Australians invited to the town last week by the History of Tetbury Society to commemorate the centenary of the arrival of the 1st Wing (Training) Australian Flying Corps (AFC).

Group Capt Schiller presented the town with a bronze plaque, which will be displayed in Market House.

The AFC established airfields at Leighterton, Minchinhampton, and a headquarters unit and hospital at Tetbury in the autumn of 1917.

The initiative for this invitation came from aviation artist and amateur military historian Barry Barnes.