Pictures as South Shields marks Armed Forces Day in summer sun

Armed Forces Day in South Shields
Armed Forces Day in South Shields

Blue skies and warm sunshine provided a fitting backdrop for events to mark Armed Forces Day in South Shields.

A convoy of bikers proudly paraded along the seafront and into Bents Park, where members of the armed forces, cadets and others were welcomed. Flick through our pictures here.

The event, organised by the Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club in partnership with South Tyneside Council, took place ahead of the official Armed Forces Day, which falls on Saturday June 30.

Read more about the event here.