PICTURE GALLERY - Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

Bill Hutchinson, who possibly could be the oldest pre-war veteran that served in Dunkirk, does a salute at hsi first every Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph. Picture: Andrew Roe
Bill Hutchinson, who possibly could be the oldest pre-war veteran that served in Dunkirk, does a salute at hsi first every Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph. Picture: Andrew Roe
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HUNDREDS of people turned out in force across Doncaster to pay their respects to servicemen and women killed in wars and conflicts.

Among the most moving scenes of this year’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday tributes was wounded paratrooper Ben Parkinson walking 100 yards to pay tribute to fallen comrades.

Ben, 27, from Bessacarr, lost both his legs, suffered a broken back and brain damage when his Land Rover was blown up in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2006. He is believed to be the most seriously injured member of the Armed Forces to survive the conflict.

The Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial in Bennetthorpe was also attended by 91-year-old Bill Hutchinson, believed the be Doncaster’s oldest surviving Dunkirk veteran, who helped lead the tributes.

Other services took place across the borough in Mexborough, Thorne, Stainforth and Hatfield.