VETERANS gathered at a memorial to remember people who have died in conflicts.
The small group met at the Cenotaph in Portsmouth as part of an event organised by UK Veterans – One Voice.
The meeting, at Guildhall Square, was one of many held across the country including in Manchester, Leeds, London and Edinburgh.
Attendee Phil Bates said a march was meant to end at HMS Victory, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, but instead they remained at Guildhall Square.
He said the change was following reports that a right-wing group could hijack the march.
Sergeant Rob Sutton, of Hampshire Constabulary, was at Guildhall Square.
He said: ‘There were a very small number of people who gathered at the Cenotaph.
‘They were made up of former paratroopers, Royal Marines and Gurkhas.
‘The group was here to remember the fallen in a respectful service.
‘They shared their memories and read some poems then went to the pub. It was just a walk to remember fallen colleagues.’
He added there was no trouble during the event, which was held around 11am and lasted about 10 minutes.