York & North Yorkshire

York parade honours Armed Forces Day

Parade of military personnel in York
The parade included veterans and military personnel

A parade to mark Armed Forces day has taken place in York.

Veterans took part in the parade, which started at All Saints Pavement Church and followed a route through the city to Parliament Street.

Events continued throughout the day with The York Military Wives Choir and the Yorkshire Regiment's band performing in the city centre.

City of York Council said the event also celebrated York's military history, which dates back to AD71.

Councillor Sonja Crisp said: "It is hugely important to honour the fantastic work the Armed Forces do every day."

Similar events were held across the country on Saturday including aerial displays by the RAF's Red Arrows in Scarborough and Nottingham.

More than 20,000 people attended the Scarborough event, which also included displays from Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane aeroplanes.

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