PHOTO GALLERY: Rotherham celebrates Armed Forces Day

By Sam Cooper | 30/06/2017

PHOTO GALLERY: Rotherham celebrates Armed Forces Day

A SPECTACULAR Spitfire flypast was one of the highlights as Rotherham celebrated Armed Forces Day.

Hundreds of veterans gathered in the town centre on Saturday for the event, which included a parade led by the Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, the Band of the Queen's Division and members of Chestnut Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery.

Crowds gathered to see the Spitfire make three passes of the town centre after the Lancaster Bomber from the Battle of Britain memorial flight was grounded for safety reasons.

There was also street entertainment and demonstrations from armed forces and fire cadets.

Rotherham Borough Council leader Cllr Chris Read said: “It’s always a great event and I think it shows the pride the whole Rotherham community has in our armed forces and the respect we have for the service they have given to our country.”

Cllr Keenan said there were more visitors to the event than ever before.

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