Town's celebration of our armed forces
A marching band, a Battle of Britain Memorial flypast and songs from the 1940s helped celebrate the contribution the armed forces have made to the country.
To mark Armed Forces Day, veterans, cadets and members of the public enjoyed demonstrations and entertainment in Welland Park, Market Harborough, yesterday.
The event was organised by the Royal British Legion, Harborough District Council and the Armed Forces Committee, which represents veterans.
The Rev John Morley, a retired RAF wing commander and chairman of the committee, said: "We had some wonderful songs from the 1940s and a team of cadets gave a demonstration with a field gun, moving it over obstacles and dismantling it.
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"We also had the wonderful ATC marching band from Market Harborough.
"The weather was fairly good to us and overall it went very well."
The event was officially closed by district council chairman John Everett, who did his national service in the Royal Navy in the 1950s.
He said: "It's important that the community gets a chance to express our support for people who commit themselves to the defence of our country."
Officially, Armed Forces Day fell on Saturday.