Thousands show support across the country for Armed Forces Day
On Saturday, members of the public came out in their thousands across the country at more than 200 events held to celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at the fourth annual Armed Forces Day.
At the national event in Plymouth, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, representing The Queen and the Royal Family, took the salute as a parade of more then 1,200 Service personnel, veterans and cadets marched through the city streets and on to the historic Plymouth Hoe. Also in attendance were the Prime Minister, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Michael Wright, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans Andrew Robathan, and the First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope. Cheering them along was an estimated crowd of 30,000.