As part of the build-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday a special military parade took place in Suffolk last night.
Servicemen and women from the Army, Royal Navy and RAF were joined by American forces personnel.
The line up came to a climax with a fly past of eight Apache helicopters based at the Army's Wattisham Airfield.
The aim was to celebrate the close links between the military with bases across the county and the local communities.
This will lead up to Saturday when there will be a free open day at the Abbey Gardens with a Battle of Britain Hurricane flypast and in the evening a concert by the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra at the Apex