Sailors parade in Portsmouth for Armed Forces Day

Sailors march through the center of Portsmouth
Sailors march through the center of Portsmouth Credit: Royal Navy

More 120 sailors have taken part in a parade in Portsmouth to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Sailors from the Fareham training establishment HMS Collingwood formed the parade’s guard of honour and were joined by five platoons comprising personnel from the Naval Base, Fleet Diving Squadron, HMS Edinburgh, Defence College of Policing and Guarding.

Medics from the Queen Alexander Hospital also took part. The Army and RAF were also represented.

Sailors parade outside the Guildhall
Sailors parade outside the Guildhall Credit: Royal Navy
Veterans from the Arctic Convoys were amongst those who received medals at the parade
Veterans from the Arctic Convoys were amongst those who received medals at the parade Credit: Royal Navy

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Armed Forces Day celebrated

One hundred and twenty sailors will parade through Portsmouth later in celebration of Armed Forces Day.