People of all ages enjoyed this afternoon’s HMS Northumberland parade in Morpeth.
Personnel from the warship marched through the town centre to re-affirm its freedom of the county.
Among those waving flags was Morpeth resident Shirley Newlands, who said: “We always support anything that is to do with the Armed Forces and Northumberland, particularly as our son-in-law used to be in the RAF.
“It’s nice for Morpeth to have such a positive occasion and it was great to see so many people on the streets.”
Another Morpethian, Alan Lawson, said: “It’s a great honour for Morpeth to have HMS Northumberland personnel marching through the town.”
HMS Northumberland, a Type 23 anti submarine frigate, is a 4,500 tonne Royal Navy warship. She was built at Swan Hunters on the Tyne and launched in 1992.
She is regularly engaged in maritime security operations, counter-piracy and counter narcotic operations in oceans around the world and has recently returned from a seven-month deployment in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.