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.
Events have been held across the West Country to mark Armed Forces Day. Plymouth is playing host to the national celebration with the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex joining the crowds in a show of support for servicemen and women.