Pictures: Exmouth’s Armed Forces Days attracts crowds

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 July 2018

Aaron Morley with Recruit Hicks at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6682. Picture: Terry Ife

Aaron Morley with Recruit Hicks at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6682. Picture: Terry Ife

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Organisers of the annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) have hailed this year’s event a success.

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The celebration of the work the armed forces do attracted crowds again, with visitors heading from the nearby Exmouth Pride festival through the day.

Mayor Jeff Trail opened the event, accompanied by the town crier Roger Bourgein.

There were more than 20 stalls in The Strand, organised by different charities and armed forces organisations such as the Royal British Legion.

An armoured ‘Jackal’ proved popular, as did a weapons stand provided by the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, in Lympstone.

Jim Harnick,Fay Harnick and Liam Kelleher of the RMA at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6678. Picture: Terry IfeJim Harnick,Fay Harnick and Liam Kelleher of the RMA at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6678. Picture: Terry Ife

The afternoon display by the Exmouth Pipe Band and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Corps of Drums rounded off the day’s arena performances.

The funds raised are still be counted up and the AFD committee will then decide which worthy causes to make their donations.

Former Royal Marine Graham McGee at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6686. Picture: Terry IfeFormer Royal Marine Graham McGee at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6686. Picture: Terry Ife

Royal Marine recruits Griffin,Dronfield and Fraser at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6688. Picture: Terry IfeRoyal Marine recruits Griffin,Dronfield and Fraser at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6688. Picture: Terry Ife

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Exmouth Sea Cadets at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6703. Picture: Terry IfeExmouth Sea Cadets at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6703. Picture: Terry Ife

Tony Siddall and Debbie Lock of the RBL at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6711. Picture: Terry IfeTony Siddall and Debbie Lock of the RBL at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6711. Picture: Terry Ife

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Aaron Morley with Recruit Hicks at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6682. Picture: Terry IfeAaron Morley with Recruit Hicks at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6682. Picture: Terry Ife

Former Royal Marine Graham McGee at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6686. Picture: Terry IfeFormer Royal Marine Graham McGee at Exmouth Armed Forces Day. Ref exe 27 18TI 6686. Picture: Terry Ife

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