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Thousands celebrate Armed Forces Day in Lisburn

Armed Forces Day event in Lisburn
Armed Forces Day event in Lisburn
DUP’s Arlene Foster and Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood
Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim, Joan Christie
RAF parachute display

By Mark McConville

The mayor of Lisburn has spoken of his pride after more than 15,000 people attended a regional Armed Forces Day event on Saturday.

Alan Givan said he was "honoured to take the salute from the parade" as serving personnel, cadets and veterans made their way through the city centre to Wallace Park.

The drumhead service in the park marked the end of the parade after entertainment from the Military Wives Choir, Peter Corry and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Praising those who took part, Mr Givan described it as a "fitting day to show the council's support for our troops".

He added: "Lisburn has a long military history and it was fantastic to host a parade of armed forces regiments with their bands, cadets and veterans in our garrison city."

Over Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event.
Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Minister of Defence, people and veterans Tobias Ellwood MP looks on pictured during Armed Forces Day..Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Lord Lt for County Antrim Joan Christie pictured during Armed Forces Day..Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Lord Lt for County Antrim Joan Christie pictured during Armed Forces Day..Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Lord Lt for County Antrim Joan Christie pictured during Armed Forces Day..Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE..McAuley Multimedia 22/06/19...Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Starting at 10.30am a parade of serving personnel, cadets and veterans with accompanying regimental bands made its way through the city centre to Wallace Park. Crowds lined the streets to show their support for those who selflessly risk their lives for others. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Lord Lt for County Antrim Joan Christie pictured during Armed Forces Day..Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE..McAuley Multimedia 22/06/19...Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event. Pic Michael Cooper/McAuley Multimedia
Over 15,000 people came to Lisburn to show their support for the Armed Forces at the regional Armed Forces Day event.

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