VETERANS joined serving soldiers for a special service honouring the work of Britain's Armed Forces.
Royal British Legion members and representatives from the Welsh Guards, based at Hounslow Barracks but currently serving in Afghanistan, gathered outside Hounslow Civic Centre on Monday (June 25) to mark Armed Forces Day.
Hounslow mayor Pritam Grewal; Deputy Lieutenant Paul Kennerley, the Queen's representative in Hounslow; and worshippers from Hounslow's Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha were also among those present at the ceremony.
They watched as the Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside the Civic Centre.
Mr Grewal said: "Many armed forces personnel are currently serving in countries around the world, including our own 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who are based at Hounslow Cavalry Barracks, and this is our way of showing support for their work.
"However, it is also an opportunity to thank not just the serving troops but also the service families, veterans and cadets, and also the uniformed civilian forces for their contribution."
Armed Forces Day, which takes place tomorrow, was set up by the Ministry of Defence to honour members of the country's Armed Forces past and present.