Hundreds of people lined Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare to honour the region’s past and present armed forces heroes in a “moving spectacle” at the weekend.
Union Street welcomed more than 1,000 serving, veteran and cadet force personnel as they paraded through the city centre to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
They were cheered and applauded by flag-waving supporters as they marched past dignitaries who were waiting to salute them outside the council’s Town House.
The procession was led by massed pipes and drums formed by members of the Aberdeen University Officer Training Corp, London Scottish, Huntly and Turriff pipe bands.
They were all followed by a collection of vintage military vehicles from the Second World War – including two tanks.
As the parade passed the Town House, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, in his role as Lord-Lieutenant, took the salute.
He was joined by Lieutenant Colonel Geraint Davies of the Royal Welsh, Lieutenant Malcolm Garrington of the Navy Sea Cadets, RAF Squadron Leader Graeme Lawson and sea cadet Niamh Barry from Bridge of Don.
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Mr Crockett said: “Aberdeen always embraces this opportunity to say thank you to serving and former military personnel by turning out in large numbers to watch the parade.
“It’s heart-warming to see spectators young and old pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.
“The pipe bands, marching personnel and military vehicles fill the length of Union Street creating quite a moving spectacle.”
The Ghurkas were also represented in the parade and patron Graham Guyan was looking on proudly as they marched past.
He said: “We have Aberdeen-based Ghurkas marching, with three carrying the colours and two escorts.”
Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, Douglas Lumsden, said watching the throngs of service personnel pass by was a “very humbling” experience.
He added: “It’s very touching to see them all, especially the older veterans. It is good to give our thanks for what they have done for us.”
Our photographer Scott Baxter was also there to capture the big event: