Blackpool pays tribute during Armed Forces Day

Blackpool Cenotaph
Image caption Pictures honouring the armed forces were projected on to the cenotaph

Blackpool's D Day and Normandy veterans have paraded through the resort to mark Armed Forces Day and honour fallen comrades.

The march was one of a number of events that have been staged throughout the week.

The cenotaph was illuminated with a series of projected images, designed by children and veterans to mark the sacrifices of servicemen and women.

Cadets are staging a 150th anniversary celebration in Stanley Park.

The band of the Royal Air Force Regiment is due to stage a concert in St John's Square from 1400 BST and the Tower Ballroom is being taken over by 1940s style big band musicians for a wartime nostalgia evening from 1900 BST.

On Sunday there will be a service at the cenotaph from 1100 BST followed by a forces, veterans and cadets parade along the promenade.

The resort's taxi drivers plan to pull a taxi from the Tower to South Pier on Sunday at 1300 BST to raise funds for armed forces charities.

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