A show of support

Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'Veterans took part in the parade.
Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'Veterans took part in the parade.

SUPPORT for servicemen and women was shown at Alnwick’s armed forces celebrations last weekend.

A parade took place through the town to mark Armed Forces Day and the end of Armed Forces Week, which aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the forces as well as showing support for those who make up the forces community.

Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'Rothbury Highland Pipeband led the procession.

Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'Rothbury Highland Pipeband led the procession.

The week started with a flag-raising ceremony on Monday, June 20, in the Market Place.

And on Saturday a parade took place in the town, consisting of Army and Air Force Cadets as well as Fusiliers, veterans and representatives from other organisations.

The parade started in Greenwell Lane, with the Duke of Northumberland taking the salute on Bondgate Within, before the parade continued through the Market Place and returned down Bondgate Within and through the Hotspur Tower before disbanding.

A flag-lowering ceremony took place later to mark the end of the day, with a bugler playing Sunset.

Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'An Officer from RAF Boulmer, deputy mayor Geoff Watson and the Duke Of Northumberland took the salute.

Armed Forces parade in Alnwick.'An Officer from RAF Boulmer, deputy mayor Geoff Watson and the Duke Of Northumberland took the salute.

Also on Saturday, a crew from Raf Boulmer’s A Flight 202 Squadron conducted a fly-past during the celebrations for Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh.