HUNDREDS of people lined the length of the Esplanade this morning for a moving open-air service as part of Armed Forces Weekend.

The weekend returned with a full programme of events for the first time since the pandemic and the community were out in force, despite the blustery weather, to show their respects.

A Hurricane flypast, courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Team, warmed up the crowd before the service began.

The service, conducted by Reverend Brian Ellis, opened with music from the South Wales Police Band before a wreath laying and minutes silence.

The ceremony was made all the more poignant as the town marked the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War. Veterans from the Falklands joined other local veterans in a parade along the Esplanade.

To see all the images from the day click on the interactive gallery above.