A Royal Navy frigate built at Swan Hunter returns to the North East for a six-day visit today.
HMS Northumberland will sail into North Shields, berthing at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields at approximately 10am.
She will remain until Monday, June 29th, and during her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of visitors and take part in a number of affiliation events.
The highlight of the visit will be on Friday, June 26th, when 160 members of the ship's company will proudly march in a spectacular Freedom Parade through the county town of Morpeth.
HMS Northumberland will be open to the public on Armed Forces Day, Saturday June 27th, between 11am and 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.
Events have taken place across the North East to mark Armed Forces Day.
In Newcastle, veterans, serving personnel and cadets gathered in Old Eldon Square to celebrate their work and to meet members of the public.
We were there to capture the sights and sounds. Watch Helen Ford's report here:
Events are being held across the region ahead of a week of activites to mark Armed Forces Day.
Parades took place over the weekend in South Shields, where a motorcycle club organised a day of fundraising and activities.
200 motorcyclists made their way along the Coast Road to the Armed Forces Day celebrations in South Shields this morning.
The Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club organised the event in partnership with South Tyneside Council to raise money for military charities.
Thousands joined with serving soldiers, cadets and veterans at an Armed Forces Day celebration in South Shields on Sunday morning.
There was a military parade and inspection of the troops.
A event in Durham to celebrate servicemen and women has been cancelled because of the recent heavy rain.
The free Jubilee Proms in the Park concert had been due to take place on Sunday afternoon but organisers say the ground is too wet for it to go ahead. The event was arranged ahead of Armed Forces Day, next Saturday 30 June.
But the chairman of the council will still carry out a veterans' badge presentation and host afternoon tea for veterans and their families in County Hall.