Armed Forces Day 2022

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We are live from Scarborough for this year's salute to the Armed Forces.

Thousands of spectators are lining the streets of Scarborough today for this year's salute to the Armed Forces.

But for those who aren't there in person, Forces News is bringing you all the action, throughout the day.

Here's what's going on...

11:15 BST

Military parade

Hundreds of serving military, military bands, veterans and cadets marched from Scarborough's famous North and South Bays.

The spectacle culminated in a salute and flypast featuring Royal Navy Merlin and Wildcat helicopters.


Earlier on, the RAF's fantastic Falcons team parachuted into the town – drawing the eyes of thousands of onlookers to the skies.

12:55 BST

Red Arrows

Thousands of onlookers turned their attention to the sky above Scarborough for a flypast by the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

14:00 BST

Esports tournament

A first for Armed Forces Day, Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force Esports teams have squared up head to head in Rocket League matches.

army esports comp at AFD2022
Gamers from across the Armed Forces world competing during a special Armed Forces Day-themed Esports event.

The games were streamed on the gaming platform Twitch.

Read more about it here: Military esports showcased for first time on Armed Forces Day 2022