A photo collection of today's Armed Forces Day parade in Nottingham.
In spite of increasing amounts of cloud today, the sun has broken through to shine on many Armed Forces Day events across the region.
More than 60,000 people are expected to turn out to salute the Armed Forces today as Nottingham steps into the national spotlight.
The Red Arrows performed a fly past during Armed Forces Day celebrations in Nottingham today.
During a trip to Afghanistan on Armed Forces Day, David Cameron said it was an opportunity to say "how proud we are of our armed forces and everything they do for us".
He also said funding from Libor rate-rigging fines would be put into military charities and a permanent memorial would be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
In terms of the political aims of the country, he said: "We want a political solution as well as making sure we have a security solution.
Mr Cameron added that it was important that the politics "enable everyone in Afghanistan to play a role in the future of their country".
Funding from bankers' Libor fines would be used to create a permanent memorial to the 444 British personnel killed in Afghanistan, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.
"I can announce today that we will be taking more money off the Libor fines and putting it in to military charities including building a permanent memorial at the Staffordshire Arboretum so that we can always remember and future generations can remember those that fell and died here in Afghanistan."
This weekend thousands of people will honour the contribution made by the men and woman of Britain's Armed Forces.
Across the Midlands there will be events where people will be showing their support for the military.
Nottingham will be at the centre of the national celebrations, with tens of thousands expected to attend.
Peter Bearne reports on preparations for the military parade.