Armed Forces Day has been marked with events taking place across our region. In Corby, a town square was re-named to honour Lance Corporal James Ashworth who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he displayed storming an insurgent position whilst on duty in Afghanistan.
The region is to lose its only air sea rescue base as part of a radical reshuffle of the service.
The base at Wattisham in Suffolk has been home to 2 RAF Sea King helicopters covering the East coast.
Now the private firm Bristow is to take over the service from the armed forces, and the Wattisham operation will move to Manston in Kent.
It's been confirmed that Britain's fleet of Tornado warplanes will go out of service in 2019. RAF Marham in Norfolk is one of two bases in the UK that currently operate the Tornado.
Last month defence chiefs hinted that Marham will be the UK base for the new generation of fighter jets, the Lightning 11. Our Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson reports.