Armed Forces Day was celebrated in Redcar on Saturday with a well-attended parade along the High Street.

Standard bearers from the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion were joined by veterans, 2394 Squadron RAF cadets, Redcar Sea Cadets from TS Zetland, and Stockton Sea and Marine Cadets from TS Kellington in the parade.

Darlington and Stockton Times: From left, Councillor Martin Head, Deputy Lord Lt. Peter Scrope  Jacob Young MP and Redcar Naval

Led by the chairman of Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion, Eric Howden, the parade made its way to the Town Clock to be welcomed by the Redcar and Cleveland Council Mayor, Councillor Martin Head, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Peter Scrope, and Redcar MP Jacob Young.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar British Legion standard bearers with local MP Jacob Young

After short speeches and prayers by Rev Rebecca Haughty, the Last Post and Reveille were sounded, followed by the National Anthem, and the parade back.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Flt Lieutenant Steve Woods leads the 2394 Squadron RAF Air cadets in the parade

Mr Young said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see so many people coming out to support our Armed Forces in Redcar. A brilliant parade organised by Eric Howden and it’s just a testament to the fantastic work that the Royal British Legion do in this area."

The event included Armed Forces displays and stalls from other community organisations associated near the Town Clock.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar Sea Cadets march in the parade

Later there were demonstrations and a standard bearer drill competition between the Air and Sea Cadets.