A short Act of Remembrance was held at the war memorial in the village of Down Ampney this morning.

In line with the government's guidance and strictly observing social distancing, the service took place at 11.55am.

Ray Jenkins, chairman of the parish council read the Roll of Honour and laid a wreath on behalf of the village; and veteran, Derek Skinner read the Epitaph 'They shall grow not old".

A small contingent from 47 Air Despatch Squadron, Royal Logistic Corps - whose predecessors served at RAF Down Ampney during the Second World War - were present to pay their respects.

The service was lead by Canon John Swanton, Rector of the South Cotswolds and Vicar of Down Ampney.

Canon Swanton said: "Working with local civil parish councils, we were able to pay our respects to those who have given or had their lives taken in conflict on this Remembrance Sunday.

"It was important to many - even those not present - that we were able to do this.

"We recognise in many places it was not possible to hold such services safely and so we feel privileged to be able to do so in our small community.

"For those who were not able to join us, an online service was available at www.worship-at-home.weebly.com/worship-at-home-video-services.html and is still available to see."

Short Acts of Remembrance also took place at war memorials in Ampney Crucis and Poulton.