HUGE crowds turned out across the borough's towns on Sunday to pay their respects to fallen war heroes past and present.

Thousands attended parades and services at memorials in Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick, Heston, Isleworth, Hounslow, Hanworth, Feltham and Cranford.

Almost 300 people lined Hounslow High Street at the Holy Trinity Church remembrance service, to watch a parade made up of 140 servicemen and women, young and old.

Andre McGill, chairman of Hounslow's Royal British legion, said: "It was a great turnout. Every year there just seem to be more and more people, it's great to see the support."

Hounslow Mayor, Councillor Paul Lynch, attended Feltham's service of dedication at the High Street memorial, where respects were also paid by a detachment of Ghurkas.

Chronicle historian Eddie Menday said: "It was a very large crowd and as usual it was very emotional."

In Brentford the recently restored and relocated First World War memorial was included in Brentford Library's services for the first time. Julia Quilliam, who organised the fundraising behind the move, said: "It was great to see them all in the same place, it was a lovely day and everybody was very proud."