Around 1,000 people turned out to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Market Deeping at an event organised by the Langtoft, Deepings and District branch of the Royal British Legion.
The day involved a variety of forces-related events, including a drumhead service performed by Reverend Philip Brent.
The drumhead is a historic Christian service – in battle, when there was no church available, the military would create an altar out of the battalion drummers’ instruments.
Guests were also treated to a Spitfire fly-by, displays by the Army Cadets, and a convoy of military vehicles from the last 100 years.
MP John Hayes, a member of the Royal British Legion, said: “Armed Forces Day is a celebration of what those who protect us do and a chance to say thank you to all who have served and serve today. This event was a splendid example of how we should recognise what our service-people give to our nation.”
The local branch of the RBL are also helding a service of remembrance on August 7 at St Guthlac’s Church.