Ex-soldiers from the Midlands have been having their say at the Labour party conference in Manchester.
It came on the day Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP called on the country to adopt a war time spirit to take on the economic challenges that lie ahead.
Further demonstrations are expected by police federation members across the Midlands at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.
The first full day of the Conservative Party Conference gets underway later this morning at the ICC in Birmingham.
Thousands of delegates have arrived in Birmingham for the annual Tory party conference.