Watch: Leeds marks Armed Forces Day

PIC: James Hardisty
PIC: James Hardisty
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Leeds marked Armed Forces Day with a variety of events across the city centre.

The day is marked nationwide every year on the last Saturday of June and offers people the opportunity to ‘show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community’.

The Armed Forces flag was also flying above Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall.

There was also stalls and a display of military vehicles, as well as a German ME109 and a Spitfire at Millennium Square, which visitors were able to sit in for photos.

Mirfield also held celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day and a service was conducted by the Mirfield Royal British Legion Padre.

Relics from The Somme and Monte Cassino were also added to an existing memorial garden, which has a number of artefacts from conflicts around the world.

There was also a wide range of other events taking place throughout Yorkshire, including a parade in Bradford and a performance from the Military Wives Choir at a day of celebrations in York.