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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Armed Forces Day Celebrations

Communities across the region will make a show of support for servicemen and women today as the country celebrates Armed Forces Day. The national event takes place in Plymouth.