Residents from across the borough flocked to Morden on Saturday in honour of Armed Forces Day.

The Armed Forces Day Parade assembled in Abbotsbury Road just after 9am where the Mayor or Merton, Janice Howard and the Queen’s Representative Deputy Lieutenant, Clare Whelan OBE inspected the group.

A short ceremony was then held outside the Civic Centre, followed by the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag.

Led by the The 151 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps from the Army Reserve Centre in Stonecot Hill set off down Abbotsbury Road.

The parade then passed by by the Civic Centre on its way to the bandstand in Morden Park, where the guest dignitaries read out their speeches.

Councillor Dennis Pearce, chairman of the Armed Forces Day Steering Group, said prior to the day: “Our event is being held to recognise and celebrate the greatly valued contribution made by the Armed Forces community – including currently serving troops, Service families, veterans, reservists and cadets."