A 101-year-old World War Two veteran was given a rousing surprise send-off as he boarded a train from Preston to London to mark the Armistice.

Ernest 'Ernie' Horsfall, one of the UK's oldest surviving servicemen, was given a surprise guard of honour at Preston station by local Army Cadets and Royal British Legion standard bearers along with Network Rail and Virgin Trains staff.

He headed to London with his friend Margret to take part in the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Members of the public also joined in with the hero's send-off at Preston.

  • Rob Smith has this report: