UK

Armed Forces Day: Events take place across UK

David Cameron in Cleethorpes Image copyright PA
Image caption David Cameron attended Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Tributes were paid to service personnel at hundreds of events around the UK on Armed Forces Day.

Earlier Prime Minister David Cameron attended the main celebration at Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire.

It featured an aerobatic display by the Red Arrows, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and parachute display by the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.

On Monday, a flag-raising ceremony was held at City Hall, in London, to mark this year's events.

Follow live updates of Armed Forces Day events

Image copyright PA
Image caption The Red Arrows performed a display at the event in Cleethorpes
Image copyright PA
Image caption They were watched by hundreds of spectators
Image copyright PA
Image caption The RAF Falcons display team also performed in Cleethorpes
Image copyright The EGXWinfo Group
Image caption The Red Arrows were also photographed as they flew over Lincoln Cathedral

Alex Baxter, armed forces champion for North East Lincolnshire, said: "Hosting Armed Forces Day will give our residents and others in the region an unparalleled opportunity to show their support and appreciation for serving and former armed forces personnel."

The main celebration also included a display of military vehicles, including the Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Blyth, the AS90 artillery tank and the Warrior and Terrier armoured vehicles.

Image caption Events were held all over the UK, including this one in Leeds
Image copyright PA
Image caption A flag-raising ceremony was held at City Hall in London on Monday at the start of celebrations for Armed Forces Day
Image copyright PA
Image caption London mayor Sadiq Khan attended the flag-raising ceremony

North East Lincolnshire Council leader Ray Oxby said: "Our local Armed Forces Day has previously attracted more than 60,000 people into the area for the weekend to recognise our past and serving military personnel, and I've no doubt that figure will be dwarfed by hosting the national day."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites