Aberdeenshire Council has recognised the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community during a ceremony at their Woodhill House HQ in Aberdeen.
Due to the torrential rain the planned Armed Forces Day flag raising component of the event was called off, but all other aspects went ahead indoors.
Members of the Armed Forces, veterans, councillors, council staff, and other Armed Forces-friendly employers were all in attendance to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.
There were also a variety of speakers covering topics including Reservists and Cadets and their impact and influence on the wider community.
The speakers included Depute Provost of Aberdeenshire Ron McKail, Rear Admiral Chris Hockley, Royal Marines veterans Ian Clark and Paul Barrett, Aberdeen UOTC commanding officer Lt Col Geraint Davies, and the Deputy Lord-Lieutenants of Kincardineshire and Banffshire.
Aberdeenshire has around 4000 veterans and a group of those paraded indoors to mark the occasion, with music provided by a piper. The veterans were then given lunch.