A CELEBRATION of the Armed Forces proved to be “an excellent day” after it was nearly postponed due to a lack space.

Tidworth Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday with the community coming together for the occasion and showing their support for the services.

A host of entertainment was packed on to the sports field in Pennings Road, with the Tigers children’s motorcycle display team putting on three performances, and at one point even involving Tidworth mayor Councillor Brian Pratt.

Dance shows from Show Off Dance and Mason’s Academy of Dance also wowed the crowds, with youngsters also enjoying visits from the emergency services to be able to explore their vehicles.

And the Nepalese community was out in force in their traditional dress, which proved popular with the crowds.

There were also stalls for all tastes, but the traditional games got people excited, with welly wanging a favourite.

Tracy Jones, committee secretary, said: “It was an excellent day, the weather helped, we had so many people down there.

“It felt really good to get to the day after everything that happened, we didn’t think that we would get there.”

Around 3,000 are believed to have attended the event, which raised money for First Light Trust, SSAFA and the Gurkha Trust.

Work will begin next week on the 2020 event.