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Saying 'thank you' across the NW on Armed Forces Day

Veterans at Armed Forces Day Credit: Manchester Evening News

A series of events are planned across the region to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

The annual day is a chance for people to show their support for service personnel, past and present and young cadets.

In Liverpool the day will be marked with a service at Exchange Flags followed by a Parade, starting at the Town Hall at 10am

In Birkenhead a 1940s themed day is planned with events in Hamilton Square involving veterans, charities and businesses.

Accrington Pals Credit: Accrington Pals

Among events in Lancashire, the bandstand in Oakhill Park in Accrington will host the first ever 'Pals Prom' today.

Activities start at the park from 12 noon, and will include performances by the East Lancashire Concert Band at 7pm.

Armed Service Day in Accrington Credit: ITV Granada

In Manchester a military veterans' parade is planned from St Peter's Square from 11am.

Several military vehicles and a Jet Provost cockpit will be on display.

Servicemen and women will also travel free on Greater Manchester's Metrolink on Armed Forces Day and forever after.

Metrolink is providing free travel to any service personnel or reservist if they present their military pass.

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