Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers has paid tribute to servicemen and women as the borough of Barnet marked Armed Forces Day at the weekend.

Ms Villiers felt that people should value the “heroes who remain with us”, as well as those who fought in past conflicts and those currently serving in the Armed Forces.

She said: “75 years on from the D-Day landings, sadly there are fewer and fewer World War Two veterans still with us – the men who fought for our freedom on the Normandy beaches.

“They all make great personal sacrifices to keep us all safe. Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity to express our gratitude and pay tribute to these amazing men and women.”

A celebration event was held at the RAF Museum on Grahame Park Way, where the Mayor, Cllr Caroline Stock, presided over a parade and raised the Armed Forces Flag.

In addition to the flag ceremony and the parade, entertainment was laid on at the event including The Barnettes vintage singing trio and the Military Wives Choir.