Thousands celebrate Armed Forces Day in Worthing

W27653H13  Worthing Armed Forces Weekend 2013  at Steyne Gardens.  Parade of Colours and Veterans
W27653H13 Worthing Armed Forces Weekend 2013 at Steyne Gardens. Parade of Colours and Veterans

AROUND 10,000 people descended on Steyne Gardens this weekend to celebrate national Armed Forces Day.

The fifth annual event was marked on Sunday by people across the country to thank the Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force for their services.

Janet Goldsbrough-Jones has been organising the West Sussex weekend, which formerly coincided with VJ Day, for 11 years.

She said: “The weather this weekend was glorious, which always helps, but I think the crowds were the same as last year.”

For a full report and picture special see this week’s edition of the Worthing Herald.