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Armed Forces Day celebrated in Wales

Over 800 service personnel, cadets and veterans will parade through Cardiff city centre today to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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First Minister to join Armed Forces Day parade

Almost a thousand Armed Forces members are expected on the parade. Credit: PA

First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will join members of the forces community for today's parade through Cardiff city centre, before giving a reading at a special Drum Head service.

Speaking ahead of the event, he said: "Today is about much more than commemorating the sacrifice of soldiers in past conflicts alone; it's about showing our support for the whole Armed Forces community, past and present.

"We owe our serving military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude. Their commitment and sacrifice both here and overseas helps ensure our freedom and safety."

The parade will start at Cardiff Castle at 10:30am and travel through the city centre, followed by the Drum Head service at Coopers Field at 12pm.

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