RESIDENTS of Okehampton turned out on Sunday morning to show their respect and gratitude to the armed forces at the town's Remembrance Sunday service.

The parade through the town included representatives from the Okehampton branch of the Royal British Legion, and a number of other organisations in the town. The service was delayed by several minutes due to a gentleman in the church being taken ill, and being airlifted from the church to hospital.

The service took place in All Saints Parish Church, and wreaths were laid on the town's war memorial, which recently had the name of Corporal Michael Pike added to its number.

Corporal Pike was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011 aged 26.

Peter Williams, branch secretary of the Okehampton Royal British Legion said: 'There was an impressive number of people who turned out to watch the parade set off from the town centre. I have been told that years ago the remembrance service was applauded, and we had that this year, which was a wonderful thing to witness.'