VIDEO: Sheffield remembers on Armed Forces Day

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A parade, live music and 1940s-themed activities were among the attractions in Sheffield as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Veterans, cadets and members of the armed forces paraded through the city centre before a ceremony was held in the Peace Gardens.

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield Council, said: “Our annual Armed Forces and Veterans Day is always popular with people of all ages, and gives communities from Sheffield and beyond the chance to show their support for serving officers and veterans from all conflicts.

The Ashby Big Band performed swing tunes including some Glenn Miller classics and Major Keith Tomlinson – aka the Singing Major – will entertain the crowds with some classics.

The armed forces and reserve services were in Fargate giving a series of displays and demonstrations, while people could find out more about the armed forces by meeting representatives from the forces, the reserve forces, local military organisations and cadets.

‘Make do and mend’ activities took place in tge Winter Garden. Participants could find out more about life in the 1940s, learn how things had to be repaired and reused and also find out about the council’s commitment to the Community Covenant, the city’s pledge of support to military personnel and veterans.

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Coun Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield Council, said: “Those who serve our country risk their lives and wellbeing to protect our freedom, and, together with their families, they play a vital role in our community.

“As a city we must do all we can to support them. We must ensure that local services such as housing, education and social care are appropriate to support the needs of the local Armed Forces community. Having the Community Covenant does just that.”

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.

Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts gathered in Sheffield city centre to parade from Norfolk Row to the Peace Gardens as part of Armed Forces and Veterans Day.