Honiton Armed Forces Day

PUBLISHED: 13:04 29 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:53 29 June 2010

Armed Forces Day, Honiton procession held on Saturday 26th June. Sir John Cave with new mayor Peter Fleming and town crier Dave Retter.; Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 6473-26-10AW

Armed Forces Day, Honiton procession held on Saturday 26th June. Sir John Cave with new mayor Peter Fleming and town crier Dave Retter.; Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 6473-26-10AW

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Sir John Cave takes the salute.

OVER 80 people stood next to Honiton’s war memorial during an all night vigil to mark Armed Forces Day.

The youngest was six and the eldest 89.

Honiton Band signalled the start of the event.

Lone piper Arthur Hancock, 13, went on to take by-standers’ breath away with a poignant solo tribute to service personnel.

Military vehicles, old and new, were in High Street on Saturday.

Later a parade, featuring people of all ages, marched to the parish church for a service led by the team vicar, Reverend Allan Sheath.

The Queen’s representative, Sir John Cave, the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, took the salute during the parade.

The programme of events concluded with a fly past.

Honiton Armed Forces Day was organised by a multi-agency committee and financially supported by Honiton Town Council.

Results of the children’s art competition will be announced next week.

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