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50,000 flock to Armed Forces Day in Plymouth

A number of military displays and events kept the crowds entertained Photo: ITV News

The crowds turned out on the Hoe in Plymouth over the weekend to support Armed Forces Day.

It's an annual event to commemorate the service of men and women in the British military. It looks at the many roles the services have played over the years and the work they still do.

A marching band performs for the crowd Credit: ITV News

History in the military is hugely important but the highlight actually is we look to the future. It's all about what we deliver now, what we're ready for tomorrow but the history serves as our foundation we take strength form the achievements of our predecessors as we go forward.

– Lt Col Jon Cresswell,
50,000 people are thought to have attended. Credit: ITV News

The intention of the weekend was for the people of Plymouth to pay tribute to the Armed Services, their families and our veterans. The city's Lord Mayor said it was a job very well done:

This year the Devonport Field Gun Association staged it's first ever Junior Field Gun Tournament with nine local Primary Schools taking part.

Fancy a go? These pupils are taking on the big guns Credit: ITV News