MILITARY vehicles and personnel took part in an event in Winchester to mark Armed Forces Day.

On Parade, organised by Winchester Military Museums, was held on Sunday at Peninsula Barracks.

At this year’s event, parents and their children tested their skills on a paintball range run by The Rifles and explored a range of military vehicles, vintage and contemporary.

With support from Hampshire Record Office, there was also a family research workshop offering the chance to find out more about grandad or great-grandad’s military past.

Popular local singers, The Spitfire Sisters also entertained the masses with their nostalgic tunes under the blisteringly hot sun.

A Cadet Competition was also held, with the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire on hand to present the cup to the winning cadet force from the Army, Air and Sea Cadets.

The Band and Bugles of The Rifles gave a live performance while a range of activities were on offer to try throughout the day, including historic military weapons displays and a Royal Observer Corps watch-post to climb into, as well as face-painting and a bouncy castle.

Winchester Military Museums is made up of six sites – The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum, The Royal Green Jackets Museum, The Rifles Collection, HorsePower: The Museum of the King’s Royal Hussars, The Gurkha Museum and The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum – based in Peninsula Barracks.