Around fifty thousand people have turned out on the Hoe in Plymouth over the weekend to support Armed Forces Day.Read the full story ›
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.
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 ...
Armed Forces week is a big thing in Plymouth with its military connections stretching back through the centuries. This coming weekend sees a big event on Plymouth Hoe, but the week started today with a flag raising ceremony in the city centre, as John Andrews reports.
A ceremony has taken place in Plymouth this morning to mark the start of Armed Forces week. On Saturday almost 800 servicemen and women marched through Exeter City Centre in a similar event. The week will end with a day of celebration on Plymouth Hoe.
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.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Exeter today as 800 servicemen and women paraded through the city to mark Armed Forces day. The Princess Royal who took the salute also re-dedicated a chapel to the Royal Marines and Navy in the Cathedral. Richard Lawrence reports:
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.
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.