Thousands flock to Armed Forces Day in Scarborough

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Crowds flocked to Scarborough's South Bay to enjoy a packed programme of events for Armed Forces Day.

One of the highlights was a flypast by Britain's oldest flying Spitfire and a Hurricane - but the Lancaster bomber which was meant to join the display didn't make it due to a broken fuel tank.

Richie Draper, four, having fun at Armed Forces Day

Richie Draper, four, having fun at Armed Forces Day

Nick Taylor, Scarborough Council's investment manager and event compere, told the crowd that the Spitfire had seen action at the Battle of Britain and had bullet holes still visible in its wings.

He told The Scarborough News: "This is a big day for Scarborough. The crowds are as big as ever and folks love to come along."

Other attractions during the day included an air to sea rescue display, uniformed parades and performances by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band and the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Pipe Band.

Both Foreshore Road and Sandside were closed off to make room for the many stalls and stands from various organisations.

Live music was a big part of the day, with vintage singer Cherie Lawrence performing songs from World War Two.