Armed Forces Day: A fitting tribute

142642g'Armed Forces Day'Every vantage point was filled'Picture by Neil Silk'28/06/14

142642g'Armed Forces Day'Every vantage point was filled'Picture by Neil Silk'28/06/14

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Thousands of people flocked to Scarborough today for a spectacular tribute to our men and women in uniform.

The town was packed to bursting point with the Foreshore a hive of activity and chip shops and ice cream venders serving queues stretching more than 20 people deep.

The day started with a Freedom Parade by the Yorkshire Regiment and later saw jaw-dropping displays by a Vulcan bomber and the RAF Sea King.

Compare for the day Nick Taylor thanked those who had come to show their support as the day rounded off with a presentation of the Armed Forces Day flag before a service of Thanksgiving and three cheers for the armed forces was called by Town Crier Alan Booth MBE.
On Saturday night a special armed forces-themed Last Night of the Proms style show, featuring Aled Jones and the York Military Wives Choir, will be taking place at the Open Air Theatre.