The now annual Veterans Day, held at East Park in Hull is a fantastic day out for any family. Fairground rides to live ‘Big Band’ music and the amazing war reenactments held within the main arena.This year not only celebrated WW1 & WW2 but also had demonstrations by a Viking actors group followed by Cowboys which were all fun and enlightening. A fly over by the WW2 Memorial Flight and then the Red Arrows were also great to see.

With today, 28th July 2014, marking 100 Years to the day that WW1 started it was great to see so many veterans from WW2 out in their uniforms, as sadly no WW1 veterans remain among us. My children are fully aware of the significance about such events and the sacrifices that many made whilst they enjoyed the event.

Not a bucketload of images as last year but just a few select ones I like from the day.

The WW2 Memorial Flight.

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The Red Arrows who simply did a fly past which caught out 99% of the photographers there. Thankfully I was ready having heard their impending arrival over the tannoy system.

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The Army’s Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team were superb as always. I am amazed and saddened that such a high profile, world renowned team of military soldiers that bring such a positive vibe about the British Army are actually self funded and receive no funding from HMG. Simply outrageous with the billions of £’s that HMG waste each year.

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Single shot of a single shot. Love the heat haze I caught with it too.

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The horse troop manoeuvres were superb too.

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A great, yet far too short, display from a birds of prey display group.

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A random one from the final display. I just love vintage motorcycles.

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And the obligatory big bang to end the main arena displays for the day.

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