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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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David Cameron attends event in Plymouth

13 MINUTES AGODavid Cameron: 'This is about celebrating the enormous contribution the Armed Forces make'Prime Minister David Cameron has attended an event in Plymouth to celebrate the Armed Forces.

He was asked what he thought the event meant for the servicemen and woman and said:

"This is about actually celebrating the enormous contribution the Armed Forces make every day of the year."

He added: "As prime minister it's a huge pleasure and a privilege to be involved in this coming together."

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Thousands gather at Armed Forces Day parade in Plymouth

Thousands of people cheered troops as they paraded through Plymouth to mark the start of Armed Forces Day.

David Cameron and the Earl of Wessex attended the national event which supports British troops around the world.

There was a parade of about 1,200 service personnel, veterans and cadets on Plymouth Hoe.

Plymouth is the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade.

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