Crowds turn out for Armed Forces Day

Llanelli turned out in force today to support the Armed Forces Day. Crowds lined the streets to clap as the veterans and cadets marched from Spring Gardens along Stepney Street and along Vaughan Street.

Armed Forces Day focuses on celebrating the living current and ex service personnel.

The members of the armed forces gathered to sing hymns led by Meibion Elli and listen to readings by Rev Eldon Phillips.

Following the ceremony and displays by the Army Cadets and the Corps of Drums those gathered sing both national anthems. The parade then made its way back along Vaughan Street where the gathered dignitaries were saluted.

VIP’s in attendance included the Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed Sara Edwards (r), the Vice Lord Lieutenant Lt Col David Mathias (c), Dame Nia Griffith MP (l), Mayor of Llanelli Nick Pearce and Mayoress Kate, Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council Cllr Louvain Roberts and members of Llanelli Rural Community Council.

Representing the armed forces were H.M.S. Cambria, Royal Signals, Llanelli A.C.F. Corps of Drums, Air Training Corps, S.S.A.F.A., Army Cadets and the Armed Forces Bikers.

Have a look at our gallery here. Photos and video Elkanah Evans ©Carmarthenshire News online

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