Old soldier John Hobson took his grandson Aaron Scott along to the event.

Mansfield armed forces day - in pictures

Flag-waving crowds gathered in Mansfield to show their appreciation for our armed forces.

The mayor of Mansfield Andy Abrahams, along with the council's Armed Forces Champion Councillor John Smart, opened the event, and presented a medal to one of the town's D Day veterans, 96-year-old Jim Wain.

Tyler Kissane sits in the 1942 Willis jeep watched by the jeeps owner Nigel Silver.
Tyler Kissane sits in the 1942 Willis jeep watched by the jeeps owner Nigel Silver.
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Selfie time for the Bonser family as dad Chris takes the photo of Emmey, Harvey and Sasha, with the MK 9 spitfire.
Selfie time for the Bonser family as dad Chris takes the photo of Emmey, Harvey and Sasha, with the MK 9 spitfire.
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Crowds watch the Drum and bugle corp play.
Crowds watch the Drum and bugle corp play.
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Drum and bugle corp were marching and playing in the market.
Drum and bugle corp were marching and playing in the market.
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