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.
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Veterans, cadets, dignitaries and serving Northumberland Fusiliers have paid tribute to those killed at the Battle of the Somme
Clear spells. Showers. Brisk winds. Sunday looks like the better day
Two men whose grandfathers fought in the Tyneside Irish battalion and died together on the Somme have returned to visit their graves.