Crowds gather in Portsmouth for Armed Forces Day

MEMBERS of the armed forces past and present are being honoured.

Saturday, 25th June 2016, 1:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:27 pm
Cadets from 1189 Portsmouth & 1098 Gosport Squadron at Armed Forces Day in Portsmouth

Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Music from the Strolling Sirens group serenaded visitors and veterans.

Ex-sapper Paul Hyde, 81, of Seaton Avenue, Copnor, was among those who visited the dockyard.

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He said: ‘Present and past service personnel should be remembered for what they’ve done and what they’re doing.

‘It’s very good they have something like this today and I hope they keep it up.’