Scarborough salutes Armed Forces heroes

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Thousands of people flocked to South Bay to celebrate another hugely successful Armed Forces Day.

The event - which is held in recognition of our servicemen and women, past and present - drew huge crowds and was blessed with sunshine.

Onlookers were treated to an array of parades, flypasts and demonstrations.

One of the highlights was the Vulcan flypast, as the aircraft is the last of its kind and is currently on its farewell tour.

The Vulcan came in low over South Bay, doing multiple laps and manoeuvres much to the delight of the cheering crowds.

Roy Rowett, 81, a retired RAF mechanic, who had travelled from Doncaster for the event, said: “It’s a wonderful day and the flypast was brilliant.

“It’s our fifth time and it’s very well organised. There’s lots for families to enjoy.”

Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill said: “The event just gets better and better every year.

“I hope we can get the national event to come to Scarborough in due course.”