News in pictures: Armed Forces Day in Morecambe
There was an exceptional turnout in Morecambe for Armed Forces Day at the weekend.
Hundreds of current and ex-Armed Forces took part in the morning parade from the clock tower to the arena, where a Drumhead Service was held in the presence of Lord & Lady Shuttleworth and the Mayor of Lancaster.
There were static displays from the 381 Royal Logistic Corp Army Reserve Unit from Alexandra Barracks plus all three Service Cadet Units; Lancaster & Morecambe College also had information about their entry to Public Service Courses.
These were supported by visiting displays from the National Service Intelligence Museum and the Solway Aviation Museum.
Indoor displays were located in the Winter Gardens and live music was played at the Arena throughout the afternoon performed by Lancaster City Band and the High Society Jazz Band.
All this was set in the heart of this year’s Kite Festival which all added to the party atmosphere.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight C-47 Dakota appeared over the promenade in a salute to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Funds were raised for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Combat Stress, the service mental health charity, through the Heroes raffle draw.