MAY I express my extreme gratitude to all those who set up and ran the first Armed Forces Day in Southampton.

It was a tremendous success made all the better after teaming up with the Chelsea Pensioners AW Roberts, Ted Roberts, Paul J Land, and ex councillor Derek Burke. We exchanged some great service banter and it afforded me to be able to get some privileged shots of the day.

I also met up again with many comrades for the services and from parades and events I have attended in the past.

Well done to everyone, I look forward to next year’s event.