News in pictures: Armed Forces Day in Morecambe

There was an exceptional turnout in Morecambe for Armed Forces Day at the weekend.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 11:36 am
Updated Monday, 1st July 2019, 12:36 pm
Briefing before the parade. Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe
Briefing before the parade. Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe

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.

Veteran David Rodwell who was recently awarded the Lgion d'honneur medal chats to his granddaughter Hannah Rodwell-Nicholls before the parade. Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.

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.

Lancashire Army Cadets Normandy Company, Morecambe. Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
HMS Lancaster pose for a picture at Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, LordShuttleworth at the Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.
Armed Forces Day Parade, Morecambe.