Service men and women of all generations are taking part in a parade in Leicester later on today. The event is being held to celebrate and raise awareness of the past and continuing role of the military, as part of the nation's Armed Forces Day celebrations.
The Leicester event is taking place a week before the national celebrations, which Nottingham is hosting.
Royal British Legion and Veterans' Association Standards, service personnel, veterans and cadets will take part in the Leicester parade.
The parade, which will makes its way through the streets of Leicester, will number more than 300. It will be led by the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association Band.
There will be a service in the cathedral before the parade, which will be attended by those who will form the parade.
The Prince of Wales has officially presented the Mercian Regiment with their new colours, following the regiment's formation six years ago.
The regiment recruits many soldiers from the Midlands and today was important as all four batallions came together to welcome the new colours, which Prince Charles said represented their heritage and fighting spirit. Victoria Davies reports.
Captain Jimmy Clark from the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment explains why's it's important for him to receive new military colours.
Major Chris Wood from 2 Mercian explains why the regiment has received new colours from Prince Charles today.
The Prince of Wales has presented the Mercian regiment in Worcestershire with their new colours in a ceremony rich with tradition.Read the full story ›
The Prince of Wales has honoured soldiers who fought for the Mercian Regiment who are no longer with us.
His Royal Highness said the new colours represent the heritage, fighting spirit and soul of the regiment.
The old colours are marched out by members of the Mercian Regiment, with a salute from the Prince of Wales.
Prince Charles is in Worcester today to present all four battalions of the Mercian Regiment with their new colours.
A special ceremony is taking place at the Sixways Stadium.
It will be the first time the regimental colours will have been presented since the regiment was formed in 2007.