Colchester has held a fanfare of trumpets to mark Armed Forces Day.
The Band of the Parachute Regiment marked the occasion as people gathered at the Town Hall where the Armed Forces Day flag was raised alongside the Pegasus flag of 16 Air Assault Brigade.
It marks the start of a week of celebrations around the country culminating in a national event in Salisbury on Saturday 29th June.
The Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Nick Cope, led the ceremony, accompanied by the Commander of Colchester Garrison Lieutenant Colonel Steve Caldwell, Garrison Sergeant Major WO1 Billy Biggar and members of 16 Air Assault Brigade.
- The Commander of Colchester Garrison Lieutenant Colonel Steve Caldwell explains what will be happening on 24th June in Colchester.
- Watch the fanfare below: