All the men who lost their lives training to fly at the nearby airfield were commemorated at a display in a Yatesbury Village Hall by the Yatesbury History Group.

In total 70 died, mainly in flying accidents.

They came from many nations including Australia, Canada, Poland, South South Africa, America and Russia, with 21 of those being buried in Yatesbury churchyard.

The display was arranged to coincide with the annual Yatesbury RAF Association reunion church service.

As it is the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Remembrance crosses were placed on all service graves and a wreath on the Australian ones.

The Polish Embassy in London sent a representative, Rafal Siemianowski, to place a wreath on one of the three Polish graves.

The service was taken by The Rev Lyn Morris, who trained at RAF Yatesbury as an air wireless mechanic.

Seven standards were on parade provided by the RAF Association and Calne Cadet Force and the Royal British Legion. Bugler Paul Curtiss sounded the Last Post.