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Armed Forces Day, Halifax
Armed Forces Day, Halifax

Locals and representatives from the Armed Forces came together on Saturday in Halifax to mark the start of Armed Forces week.

The special event held on Southgate in the town centre gave the public the opportunity to show their appreciation for military personnel from the past and present.

As well as meeting representatives visitors were given the chance to take photos with tanks, motorbikes and jeeps.

The day was also intended to help educate the public on what life is like for our Armed Forces.

Locals were able to hold weapons and interact with an assortment of equipment including gas masks.

There was a range of uniforms on display from modern clothing to what soldiers would have worn during the Second World War.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Marcus Thompson officially opened proceedings.

He said: “It was an honour to attend the Armed Forces event in Halifax on Saturday.

“It was a great event and it was good to see so many people out celebrating our Armed Forces and learning more about their important work.”

On Monday, a ceremony was held and the Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Halifax Town Hall.

Coun Thompson said: “We are proudly flying the Armed Forces Flag all week to show our support for the Armed Forces past and present.”