Armed Forces Day

Hundreds of children take part in Armed Forces Day parade

Scarborough hosts the Armed Forces Day event on Saturday to show support for the Armed Forces community.

Three hundred children from schools across North Yorkshire have taken part in a parade along Scarborough seafront to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

The youngsters carried homemade models of military equipment from all three services – old and new – and earlier in the week took part in similar parades in Filey and Whitby. 

The town of Scarborough hosts the national event on Saturday.

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Children from the local schools made military-inspired art pieces for the parade in Scarborough.

Children from local schools made military-inspired art pieces for the parade, including aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight, Army medical vehicles and Dunkirk small boats.

The models were made as part of a community arts project led by Animated Objects Theatre Company.

A ground-based children's version of the RAF Red Arrows led the parade.

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The parade was led by the children's version of the RAF Red Arrows.

Earlier this week the first of three Royal Navy ships arrived in Scarborough and took part in the official flag-raising ceremony for Armed Forces Day.

HMS Brocklesby carried the Armed Forces Day flag to Scarborough, which was then brought ashore and taken to the town hall for the formal flag-raising ceremony.