June 28, 2014 4.25 pm This story is over 118 months old

In pictures: Lincoln Armed Forces Day

Lincoln Armed Forces Day: A day to thank, honour and find out more about the servicemen and women in Lincolnshire.

Lincoln Armed Forces Day took place on on Saturday, June 28, thanking service men and women for their loyalty and giving visitors a chance to enjoy events on the High Street, City Square and Waterside South.

The day began at 10am on City Square with a flag raising and standard parade, with members of the civic party in attendance.

The parade was also accompanied by the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue band.

In addition, a total of 30 stalls occupied the area with representatives including the Royal Air Force Association, Lincoln Tank Memorial and the Royal British Legion.

Musical entertainment was provided by mixed choirs and 40s-style solo artists, and those attending were also treated to a Battle o Britain Memorial fly over.

City Councillor for Glebe Ward and the City of Lincoln’s representative for the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (EMRFCA), Jackie Kirk, is also part of the organising team for Armed Forces Day.

She said: “Since Armed Forces Day was launched back in 2010 the event has grown within the public conciseness as a nationwide event.

“Support for our forces across the board, it’s important that we show members of the services and their families, that the public perception of them and what they do is a positive one.

“It’s a chance to increase public awareness of the three services through events across the country.

“Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the public to engage with ex-service personnel and people that are presently serving in one of the three services today.

“People have been learning, chatting with and gaining a general knowledge of what life as a full time serving member or a reservist is like.

“Not forgetting also the valuable contribution our Cadet Forces bring to the local community as a whole,” she added.