Double amputee Afghan war veteran Joe Townsend flew in on a zip wire with the Paralympic Flame from the nearby Orbit. He then passed the flame to Margaret Maughan, Britain's 1st gold medalist in the 1st Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960, who lit the cauldron.
The Queen opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games in a spectacular ceremony.
The London Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony is underway at the Olympic Park.
David Beckham has sent a message to British troops in Afghanistan, asking them to show their support for ParalympicsGB.