Manchester marks Armed Forces Day 2019

A veteran's medals.

Manchester City Council paid tribute to members of our country’s armed forces, past and present, during the commemoration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Abid Latif Chohan was joined by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnahm, in St. Peter’s Square to observe the annual Armed Forces Day Parade.

Thanks were given by the Lord Mayor to the assembled members of the armed forces currently serving, as well as veterans of previous conflicts, as well as to their families.

Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Abid Latif Chohan.

Cllr Chohan, said: “Armed Forces Day has always been a special event, but, since being invested as Lord Mayor this day has been especially poignant for me.

“We owe a great deal to the serving members of our armed forces, as we do to the veterans also stood here today, and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all they have done.”

Members of the Lancashire Artillery Band and the Scots Guards Pipe Band performed during the event, and members of the public were able to get a sample of military life through a range of fun activities and demonstrations.

These included a climbing wall, a chance to get hands on with current and historical military kit, and to sit in a replica of a RAF Provost jet cockpit.

Singer Sarah Dennis, The Veteran’s Sweetheart, was also on hand to entertain the crowds.

Armed Forces Day 2019

To learn more about Armed Forces Day, click here.

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