55 pictures from Armed Forces Day in South Shields

Thousands of people gathered on South Shields seafront today to show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 1:37 pm
Updated Monday, 20th June 2016, 3:13 pm
Armed Forces Day in South Shields.

The annual event, which is organised by the Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club in partnership with South Tyneside Council, aims to raise funds for military charities and awareness of the vital work carried out by the Armed Forces.

It began with a cavalcade of motorcyclists along Sea Road, followed by a military parade and service.

Armed Forces Day in South Shields.

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The day was rounded off by a family fun day at Bents Park on the seafront.

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Armed Forces Day in South Shields.