The navy, army and airforce all had their turns to march. Some of the older veterans were transported by cars or jeeps, while a few walked. The crowd clapped especially hard for these old men (and some women- mainly nurses.) There were groups of peacekeepers, and groups from various conflicts. At one point there was a break in the parade for a 'medical incident' where a veteran collapsed. Bands were interspersed throughout the parade, and eventually I worked out I was seeing the same bands over again. What a massive day for them- being transported back to the start to march and play again. There were military and civilian bands, and also some very good school bands.
Mainly I will just present some photos to give the flavour of the whole event, without much extra commentary...
It was the Navy Band that played so beautifully in the Dawn Service. (I think!)
This school drumming band were particularly strong and impressive.
Currently serving soldiers were out in force.
While the airforce marched, there were several groups of planes that flew over.