Music played a large part of the Armed Forces Day parade.  Photo:  McAuley Multimedia.

IN PICTURES: Crowds gather for Armed Forces Day event in Lisburn

More than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy today's Armed Forces Day parade in Lisburn.

The parade of serving personnel, cadets and veterans - with accompanying regimental bands - made its way through the city centre to Wallace Park.

The Drumhead Service marked the end of the parade, with the drums of the regimental bands symbolically stacked as a field service altar with the regimental colours.

Stepping out through the streets of Lisburn.  Photo:  McAuley Multimedia.
Stepping out through the streets of Lisburn. Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
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Mrs Joan Christie, Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim, pictured at Armed Forces Day in Lisburn.  Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
Mrs Joan Christie, Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim, pictured at Armed Forces Day in Lisburn. Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
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DUP leader Arlene Foster was one of the special guests at the Armed Forces Day event.  Photo:  McAuley Multimedia.
DUP leader Arlene Foster was one of the special guests at the Armed Forces Day event. Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
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Enjoying a grandstand view of the parade.  Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
Enjoying a grandstand view of the parade. Photo: McAuley Multimedia.
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