Armed Forces Day 2017

Folkestone’s Armed Forces Day will be held at The Leas Bandstand, The Leas starting at 11am on Saturday 24 June and is a free event with the recognition of Service Personnel, Veterans and Cadets past, present and future the main focus.

Many local young people, Cadet Forces and Army Units will be coming together to honour their service and joining them, amongst many others, will be The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Parachute Display Team – ‘The Tigers’, who will be providing a freefall display onto The Leas.  The MOD fully supports and has contributed funding to deliver this event.

After the welcome speeches from the Worshipful Town Mayor of Folkestone and Key Military Personnel there will be an entertainment programme as follows:

 

  • WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS BY THE WORSHIPFUL TOWN MAYOR OF FOLKESTONE
  • SPEECHES FROM FOLKESTONES MP AND KEY MILITARY PERSONNEL
  • COMBINED BANDS OF FOLKESTONE & HYTHE AND NEW ROMNEY SEA CADETS AND/OR AIR CADETS BAND WITH RAISING OF THE FLAGS
  • PWRR ‘THE TIGERS’ FREEFALL PARACHUTE DISPLAY ON TO THE LEAS
  • MILITARY WIVES CHOIR – SHORNCLIFFE
  • KENT ARMY CADET FORCE FIELD CRAFT DEMONSTRATION
  • CINQUE PORTS LINDY HOPPERS
  • TUG OF WAR COMPETITION (SEA, ARMY AND AIR CADETS)
  • KENT MILITARY COMMUNITY CHOIR
  • CINQUE PORTS LINDY HOPPERS
  • CADETS BAND
  • MUSTER & SUNSET
  • LOWERING OF THE FLAGS AND PRAYERS

Veterans will be present on the day and many will engage with the public about their experiences in service.

Those attending will have the opportunity to visit the many stands and stalls supporting Armed Forces Day including the Royal British Legion, BLESMA, SSAFA, RAFA, RNLI who also offer a wide range of support and advice to Service personnel.

Other displays and stands include The Battle of Britain Experience, Military Vehicles,

WWI interactive trench system, Kent Army Cadet Force Laser Display, exhibitors of military history, small child’s funfair and much more.

For further information please contact Folkestone Town Council offices on 01303 257946 or email [email protected]

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