Hampshire's Peter Norfolk, who's known as "The Quadfather" is carrying the flag for Team GB in the Paralympic opening ceremony.
Peter lives in Alton. He made history at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games when he won Britain’s first ever medals in Wheelchair Tennis – a gold in the Quad Singles and a silver in Quad Doubles, where he played alongside Mark Eccleston.
In 1979, Peter had a motorcycle accident which left him with a spinal cord injury.
Last night, a team of Torchbearers carried the Paralympic Flame onto the stage at the Aylesbury Flame Celebration in the Market Square to mark their contribution to the development of Paralympic sport.
A spectacular firework display kicked off celebrations as the Flame started on it's 24 hour journey to the Olympic Park for tonight's Opening Ceremony - marking the start of the Paralympic Games.
Former Olympic swimmer Adrian Moorhouse is watching the torch celebrations in Aylesbury. He believes the county will benefit from the games.
Hundreds of people have gathered in the centre of Aylesbury to celebrate the towns Paralympic connections. Kate Bunkall joined the crowds.
Gamesmakers have rolled out the red carpet for Team GB as they enter the Paralympic Village in London. Hundreds of performers sang Queen's "Bicycle Race" as they entered the park.
Over the past year Meridian Tonight has been profiling athletes who will be going for gold in the Paralympic Games. As the South prepares for the opening celebrations Penny Silvester reports on Team GB's medal prospects.
Penny Silvester spoke to Tom Aggar Paralympic rower, Lucy Shuker Paralympic wheelchair tennis player, Barry Bowden GB's boccia coach and cos Lily Van Den Broeke.
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has praised the Royal Mail for painting post boxes gold for paralympic medallists.
Speaking before the start of the Paralympic Torch Relay from Stoke Mandeville, Dame Tanni told Meridian that many athletes are more excited by the post boxes than the prospect of winning medals.