Service men and women of all generations are taking part in a parade in Manchester for Armed Forces Day. The event is being held to celebrate and raise awareness of the past and continuing role of the military.
The celebrations aim to raise awareness of the contribution made to the UK by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. It also gives the nation an opportunity to show support for those who make up the Armed Forces community.
The parade beings at 11:30am at Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre.
For more information visit the Armed Forces Day website.