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Bristol celebrates Armed Forces Week

The Armed Forces Day flag Credit: PA

Bristol is marking the start of Armed Forces Week today.

The week - which is in support of service personnel past, present and future - culminates in Armed Forces Day on Sunday June 28.

Today's events will begin with a parade at 10am from College Green to Queens Square and organisers say people are welcome to line the route.

A special service will then be held in Queen Square.

The week is a build up to the second official Armed Forces Day, hosted, once again by Bristol.

It's always important to remember conflict, and to learn from conflict. We had two horrendous world wars - last year we remembered the 100th anniversary of WW1.

We must remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom that we enjoy today. But we also must be mindful that conflicts are still going on.

– Cllr Simon Cook, Bristol City Council

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Lawrence Weston parade marks Armed Forces Day

Thousands of people have been showing their support for the work of the military during Armed Forces Day.

A parade was held in Lawrence Weston in Bristol and was one of many across the region bringing war veterans and cadets together to pay tribute to those involved in past and current conflicts. More events will be held tomorrow. Tim Burgess organised today's event ...

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Armed Forces flag to fly in Cheltenham

The Armed Forces Flag will be raised at Municipal Offices Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Service personnel are to be honoured with a ceremony at Cheltenham Municipal Offices. The Armed Forces Flag will be raised to mark the start of a week dedicated to recognising the work of the military across the country. Mayor of Cheltenham Simon Wheeler will lead the service at 11am.

Crowds mark Armed Forces Day in Exeter

Crowds gather for the salute to the princess royal Credit: ITV News West Country

As part of the city’s annual celebrations of the work of the Armed Forces, almost 800 servicemen and women from all branches of the armed forces will be marching through the City Centre with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal taking the salute at the Guildhall.

Plymouth recognises service personnel

Armed Forces Day takes place next Saturday

The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised outside the Guildhall in Plymouth this morning (10 am) to recognise the contribution of the country's servicemen and women. Veterans and cadets will be among those at the ceremony.

A range of events are taking place in the city in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

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