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Don Valley MP Caroline Flint tweets support to forces

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has tweeted a message of support to families of those who serve in our armed forces on Armed Forces Day.

She watched the parade through Doncaster this morning where our reporter James Webster interviewed her.


North Yorkshire Police capture Battle of Britain fly past

North Yorkshire Police officers are on duty at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Scarborough. Here's what they have 'captured' of the event.

Ben Parkinson supports Armed Forces Day

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson at Armed Forces day in Doncaster Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson is collecting for the Pilgrim Bandits charity he has set up to take seriously injured armed forces personnel on adventure training expeditions.

The former paratrooper, who suffered horrific injuries in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, has been supporting Armed Forces Day in his hometown of Doncaster.

Watch: Ben Parkinson receives MBE

In pictures: crane airlifts Hurricane onto York theatre roof

An engineering team arrived at 5am and roads were shut around York Theatre Royal

The Hurricane aircraft is now safely on York Theatre Royal's roof - but it took two hours and a lot of effort.

It's there to mark Armed Forces Day, the 70th anniversary of the French Air Force's arrival in the city, and York's part in the Tour de France.

By 5.30am a crane had lifted the Hurricane part-way up
...And by 7am the roads were open again and the aircraft was in place
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Celebrities mark Armed Forces Day on Twitter

Celebrities Stephen Fry, Myleene Klass, Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart have marked Armed Forces Day on Twitter.

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