Hundreds of Sea Cadets from across Teesside have been marking the 207th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
A soldier from Newton Aycliffe has been Mentioned in Dispatches for his bravery.
A serving soldier has been arrested following an incident at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.
Police are hunting the person who shone a laser at an army helicopter, putting lives at risk.
It happened on October 9, when a helicopter from the Army Air Corp at Dishforth flew over Ripon.
Police say the person used a high powered laser and was at the Victoria Grove junction with All Hallow Gate.
– Temporary Chief Inspector Sarah Sanderson
“I cannot condemn this act of utter stupidity strongly enough. As well as causing the flight crew considerable difficulty and putting their lives at risk, the consequences had the helicopter crashed are unthinkable.
“I urge anyone who can help to identify those responsible for this reckless act to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers immediately.”
It is a criminal offence to use a light that will dazzle or distract a pilot.
Anyone with information can contact Ripon police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Dave Furlong.
The Battle of Britain was commemorated by the RAF and civic dignitaries on Tyneside on Sunday.
The day started with a Service of Thanksgiving in the Banqueting Hall of Newcastle Civic Centre, followed by a parade on Ceremonial Way.
Personnel from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland took part in a parade through Newcastle with the Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron and the Air Training Corps.
Royal Air Force Veterans were in attendance with their Branch Standards. The music was provided by the Band of the RAF Regiment.
The parade was reviewed by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle with Wing Commander Harry Lowe Retd, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear.
One of the region's biggest reserve regiments has been training in Italy as it prepares to play a bigger role in the UK's military operations.
The 4 Yorks Regiment, which recruits from the North East and Yorkshire, went overseas to practise assaults in an environment as close to real warfare as possible.
Hundreds of thousands are expected at the 24th Sunderland International Airshow this weekend. The event, on Roker and Seaburn seafront, will feature displays by military and civilian aircraft, including wing-walkers, classic spitfires and a display by the famous Red Arrows.
This weekends show is the largest free event of its kind in Europe. It's expected to be very busy so the advice is the get there early.
A charity which helps injured soldiers recover has given one veteran the confidence to take part in his first motor race this weekend.
Sergeant Gary Dunning suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, leaving him shy, anxious and paranoid. Gary was helped by the charity 'Mission Motorsport,' which aims to rehabilitate wounded service-people through car racing events.