Hundreds expected as airmen based in Stafford march through the town as part of Battle of Britain commemorations.
Sixty three young people have been sworn in as soldiers in Birmingham today.
The Defence Secretary has confirmed the Mercian Regiment is to lose a Battalion as part of the cuts announced today.
Work has begun to engrave the names of 53 war heroes on a memorial wall in Staffordshire.
Nick Hindle will be engraving the names of the fallen servicemen at the National Memorial Arboretum over the next few weeks.
Work starts today to add 53 new names on the memorial wall at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
It will take Nick Hindle around a month to engrave the names of those who have died during recent conflicts throughout 2012.
The first names to be added are those that were serving in the Royal Navy – followed by the Army and RAF.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Nottingham today as soldiers, who are based in Nottinghamshire, marched through the city. It was a special honour because they were awarded the Freedom of the City last year. Rajiv Popat was there.
Lt. Col. David Jones tells Central News why he thinks the soldiers parade like the one seen in Nottingham city centre today are important.
100 soldiers set off for a march through Nottingham city centre