During Sunday's relay, the flame was carried by 82 torchbearers on the 48-mile route and will travel through seven communities including Southampton, Guernsey, Jersey, Fareham, Bridgemary, Gosport and Portsmouth.
At 07:22 BST the flame departed Southampton Airport for the hour-long journey to Guernsey.
There the first torchbearer was retired surgeon Roger Allsopp
, 71, who carried the flame on the South Esplanade in St Peter Port.
He was nominated for his Channel swim last year, which put him in the record books for being the oldest person to have completed the crossing.
While in Guernsey local athlete Jamie Bichard, 27, who is a Special Olympics cycling gold medallist, carried it to the front of Guernsey Lighthouse.
Richard Collinson, 69, was the first torchbearer in Jersey. He was nominated for dedicating his life to sport and providing football coaching for young people.
Up to 400 people saw the start of the relay from Bel Royal before the flame was carried along the seafront to St Helier with crowds two or three deep, waving flags and cheering the torchbearers.
Torchbearers also included Sally Minty-Gravett, 54, who has swum the English Channel four times in four consecutive decades.
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