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Armed Forces Day Southport

Town Hall Gardens, Lord Street, SOUTHPORT, Merseyside, PR8 1DA

Tel: +44 (0)7958 347304

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Southport’s Armed Forces Day - Sunday 30th June 2019

On Sunday 30th June local Veterans from SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) based at RAF Woodvale are preparing to hold this years Armed Forces Day event at the Town Hall (Princess Diana Memorial Gardens) in front of the Southport Town Hall.

The event will start off with a Drumhead Service at 10:00 am in the Town Hall Gardens (Princess Diana memorial Gardens) followed by a parade  with a Military band starting at 10:30 am on Chapel StreetI. Taking the salute at Southport Town Hall.

It is hoped that there will be a Spitfire fly past from the BBMF, this is yet to be confirmed.

There will modern and vintage military vehicles on display in front of the Atkinson Centre and we will be joined by the Army, Air and Sea cadets & their band.  There will also be vintage live music from various acts and living history groups. Meet Armed Forces personnel with their recruitment stands along with equipment that they bring to the event, including a military field kitchen serving hot food and a full size WWI Sopwith Camel Biplane. 

We are also trying to get more younger veterans involved with the parade, which many just watch from the side lines, specially the younger age groups. Veterans are men and women who have left Her Majesty's Armed Forces, young or old

All Veterans and Standard Bearers are welcome including any in wheelchairs & scooters. If you have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces regulars and reservists of all ages you can take part in the parade. No need to wear a medal or suit if you do not have any, or to be part of an ex services organisation to take part.

There will be much more which is in the planning stages.

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/event/southport-armed-forces-day-2/?address=Southport&lat=53.645708&lng=-3.010113

Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal NavyBritish Army and Royal Air Force.

The public show their support for the Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day, but did you know the Armed Forces Covenant outlines how the Government, businesses and communities support Armed Forces personnel past and present throughout the year? Find out more here.

A veteran is anyone who has served in the HM Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves). Armed Forces Day celebrates their continued role within the military community.

You can find out more information about support for Veterans on the Veterans-UK website or by calling Veterans UK on 0808 1914 218.

Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve.

An annual Reserves Day celebrates their contribution to the Armed Forces.  Reserves Day is the Wednesday ahead of Armed Forces Day – 25 June.

The Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force) currently support over 130,000 young people in more than 3,000 locations across the UK. Cadets learn life and career building skills as well as gaining vocational qualifications.

Our Armed Forces couldn’t do their job without the incredible support of their family and friends.

 

 

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Event Times (30 June 2019)
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Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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