PICTURES: Ex-paras reunite for Airborne Forces Day parade at HMS Excellent

Veterans celebrated Airborne Forces Day last Saturday with a commemorative parade at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:40 am
Scores of veterans celebrated Airborne Forces day during a parade at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115322006

Dozens of ex-servicemen enjoyed reminiscing with families and former comrades about their careers in the Parachute Regiment at the stone frigate on Whale Island.

Read our full report from Airborne Forces Day here.

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Dozens of ex-servicemen enjoyed reminiscing with families and former comrades about their careers in the Parachute Regiment. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115633006
Major General Chip Chapman inspects the parade. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115525006
Scores of veterans joined in the parade at HMS Excellent. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115502006
Left to right, Ivor Maddock, Alan Keen, Bob Ball, and Henry Fitzpatrick. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115058006
Left to right, Belgian veterans Christian Van Vebut and Johnny Willems. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114956006
Crowds of families gathered to watch the HMS Excellent parade. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114901006
Left to right, Alf Brandreth and Tony Lyngham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114804006
Dozens of ex-servicemen enjoyed reminiscing with families and former comrades about their careers in the Parachute Regiment. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115633006
Major General Chip Chapman inspects the parade. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115525006
Scores of veterans joined in the parade at HMS Excellent. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115502006
Left to right, Ivor Maddock, Alan Keen, Bob Ball, and Henry Fitzpatrick. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115058006
Left to right, Belgian veterans Christian Van Vebut and Johnny Willems. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114956006
Crowds of families gathered to watch the HMS Excellent parade. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114901006
Left to right, Alf Brandreth and Tony Lyngham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-114804006