Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

  • Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

Parades were held in Edinburgh and Aberdeen to mark the day, with these included in the 300 events taking place across the globe.

People across Cumbria have been showing their support for members of the armed forces today.

"Veterans and their families are a significant asset to businesses and the recently set-up Strategic Group will focus efforts on boosting their career opportunities once they leave the Armed Forces".

The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses, charities and other organisations to show their support for the armed forces community.

Members of the public aired their displeasure to the Prime Minister as she prepared to commemorate this year's Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

He said he was pleaded with the turnout in the city. This week's flag-raising and the weekend events demonstrate Edinburgh's support of serving troops and their families, our veterans and cadets.

The Duke of Lancaster's unit in the Hounds Hill Shopping centre will feature an exhibition from the Great War heritage Project, talks from a local Blackpool historian about the history of the Armed Forces in Blackpool, and archive videos and imagery showing what Blackpool was like during both world wars. "To everyone who serves, or has served, the rail industry salutes you".

Theresa May attended the national event along with the Earl of Wessex, representing the Queen, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.

Also speaking at the national event in Liverpool, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon added that the work of servicemen and women overseas "keeps us safer here at home".