Nottingham hosts fifth annual Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was celebrated across the UK on Saturday, recognising the Spectators enjoying the Armed Forces Day national event in Nottingham [Picture: Senior Aircraftman Steve Buckley, Crown copyright]contribution made by our Service personnel past and present.

As host of this year’s national event, the city of Nottingham pulled out all the stops to ensure Saturday 29 June was a day to remember.

The fifth Armed Forces Day national event began with local reserve unit 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery firing a volley of gun blasts in a ‘feu du joie’ – ‘fire of joy’ – from Nottingham Castle.

A spectacular tri-Service parade then stepped off and made its way from the Castle to the Old Market Square for a drumhead service attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The excitement wasn’t just confined to Nottingham, with hundreds of events taking place from the Orkney Islands in Scotland to Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

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