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All The Best Moments From Armed Forces Day

Thousands of people across the country have celebrated the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at more than 150 events to...

Thousands of people across the country have celebrated the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at more than 150 events to mark the seventh annual Armed Forces Day. 
 
 
Events ranged from large-scale parades to simple community events, but the main focus of attention was at the national event in Guildford - and we've got all the best photos from the day's parade for you right here.
 
In attendance were His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prime Minister David Cameron, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Mayor of Guildford, Nikki Nelson-Smith, amongst many others. 
 
 
The day’s celebrations began with a thanksgiving service at Guildford Cathedral, followed by a parade of more than 900 service personnel, veterans and cadets through the historic heart of Guildford to Stoke Park. 
 
The Duke of York took the salute on the parade route on behalf of The Queen and Royal Family, as the world famous Red Arrows roared over the square in tribute.
 
 
Afternoon celebrations continued in Stoke Park with a variety of military displays including a Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado flypast.
 
Visitors also enjoyed a Sea King search and rescue demonstration, Spitfires and Hurricanes from the RAF Battle of Britain memorial Flight and a Swordfish biplane from the Royal Navy Historic Flight. 
 
 
In addition, tens  of thousands of spectators were treated to three parachute displays from the Royal Navy Raiders, the Army Red Devils and the RAF Falcons, as well as the Royal Signals White Helmet motorbike display team on the ground. 
 
The Red Arrows took to the skies again as the military celebrations drew to a close, accompanied by a tri-service group of military bands made of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Portsmouth, the Band of the Grenadier Guards, and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
 
 
Pictures: Crown Copyright 2015 / Ministry of Defence & Forces TV