Northern Ireland

Thousands Attend Northern Ireland's Armed Forces Day Celebrations

Crowds lined the streets of the host city of Lisburn for a parade before a special event at Wallace Park.

Around 15,000 people have attended celebrations to mark the annual Armed Forces Day in Northern Ireland.

Lisburn city hosted the commemorations, which included a parade before a special event at Wallace Park.

It was a chance for people to show their appreciation of the work done by soldiers, sailors and airmen.

A military village gave the public the chance to get a close up look at some of the kit used day-in day-out.

The Royal Marines unarmed combat display group entertained the audience, while the RAF Falcons parachute display team also dropped in.

It is hoped the skills showcase in front of huge crowds will help bring the civilian and military communities closer together.