VIDEO: Thousands show pride for their troops on Armed Forces Day

Thousands of people turned out to show spectacular support on a day dedicated to thanking British troops and their families.

Current and former servicemen and women were honoured at the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day at Aylesbury Rugby Club in Weston Turville on Saturday.

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured is the flypast

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured is the flypast

Live music from RAF Halton Wives Choir, The Swingrave Lindy Hoppers and The Memphis Belles kept everyone entertained as well as a fly past by WW2 vintage Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes.

“It was such a fantastic day and I was very proud to be part of it,” said the High Sheriff of Bucks, Francesca Skelton.

“It’s very important the troops realise how much we value them, that they belong to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and that we are proud of their achievements.

“We really thank them for their contribution and their courage.”

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured is Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher - lord lieutenant for Bucks

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured is Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher - lord lieutenant for Bucks

Other entertainment included a First World War Tank Performance, fun fair, a demonstration from Canine Partners - a charity that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities and Katie’s Jumping Fleas ukulele band.

DL Lieutenant Colonel Simon Wilkinson, who helped organise the event, said: “It wasn’t just a day for the troops, it was for their families too.

“Thousands of them, of all shapes, sizes and ages, all came to have a great day out on the people of Bucks and MK.

“It was fantastic.”

Iain Stewart MP, Mayor of MK Keith McLean and Mark Lancaster MP with charity Canine Partners and its trainee assistance dogs

Iain Stewart MP, Mayor of MK Keith McLean and Mark Lancaster MP with charity Canine Partners and its trainee assistance dogs

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured are The Memphis Belles

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - pictured are The Memphis Belles

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - a display from Canine Partners

Armed Forces Day held at Aylesbury Rugby Club - a display from Canine Partners