Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Armed Forces Day 2016 - the parade

On Saturday 25 June, Mrs G and I visited Cleethorpes in Northeast Lincolnshire which was the location for this national event.  Visiting dignitaries included the Prime Minister - but he must have been on a different train.  It was a pleasingly well attended event and featured air displays , a parade and static displays of big toys by various branched of the forces.
This post will deal with the parade - I hope you enjoy them.
Royal Marines band leading the parade

Here in Britain the Royal Navy is the 'Senior Service', hence it's position at the front pf the parade.

next up was the Army...

...and then the Royal Air Force

Of course, in my opinion a parade isn't a parade without a pipe band!

Veterans were much in evidence...

...and Cadet forces were also represented

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