Wales

Towns hold forces day celebration

The Armed Forces Day event was in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle
Image caption The Armed Forces Day event was in the shadow of Caernarfon Castle

Armed Forces Day events continue to be held in Wales, a week after Cardiff hosted the second UK national celebration.

In Caernarfon, a drumhead service at Caernarfon Castle was followed by a parade of serving soldiers, veterans and cadets through the town.

In Aberystwyth, the mayor opened an event on the town's promenade at noon.

Armed Forces Day aims to allow people to show support for serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.

Last week, an estimated 80,000 people, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, attended the UK national celebrations in Cardiff.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said Wales had "a proud history and relationship with the armed forces".

Smaller celebrations continue to be held around Britain.

Wales Office Minister David Jones, said: "As we saw in Cardiff last week, there is a enormous regard across Wales for our armed forces and the huge sacrifices they make for our country".

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