Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a firefighter who died during a training exercise at a London 2012 Olympic venue.
The coffin of Alan 'Knuckles" Soards, who was 38, was carried to the church on a fire engine.
Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of popular Lowestoft fireman Alan Soards. The path to the church is lined with colleagues from all 40 fire and rescue services in the country.
Firefighters have gathered to pay respects to Alan Soards. The Suffolk firefighter died during a training exercise at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire.
Alan Soards's coffin has travelled on the back of a turntable ladder fire engine. The cortege was formed at Lowestoft South Fire Station. A Guard of Honour will be formed at St Andrew's Church in Gorleston-on-Sea.
His coffin will be carried by pallbearers from Alan's watch at Lowestoft South Fire Station and led by a piper through the Guard of Honour and into the church.