WAR heroes from Oxfordshire will be honoured at a special ceremony in Oxford.

The latest Turning the Pages ceremony will be held at 11am this Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral off St Aldate’s.

During the service the names of 20 soldiers who died in the two world wars will be read out.

All 20 will have served in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars.

The ceremony is held about four times a year to remember those who gave their lives.

Families of the fallen soldiers are invited to attend.

One of the First World War soldiers being honoured is Major Valentine Fleming, of The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars, who was MP for Henley at the time of his death.

The tradition was started by Colonel Richard Hill, a former officer with The Royal Green Jackets, and after he died he passed the responsibility to Colonel Mike Vince MBE.

The Australian family of Harold Wickens, a soldier from the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry who died in the First World War, have been told his name is being read out but are unable to attend the ceremony.

As the names of soldiers are read out, a page from the Book of Remembrance is turned.

The ceremonies are also attended by members of the Armed Forces, the Royal British Legion, and the Oxford branch of the Royal Green Jackets Association.

Mr Vince is a lifelong member of the Army Cadet Force in Buckinghamshire and army cadets often attend.