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Community News & Views | Armed Forces Day is back in town

A tenth Armed Forces Day is being held in Bognor Regis tomorrow.


The annual celebration of Britain’s armed forces past, present and future, pictured above in 2018, is taking place on the seafront.


It provides residents with the chance to honour the work the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force carry out for the country.


A spokesman for the organising committee said: “This being the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6 just adds to the special significance of the day.


“There will be something for everyone so join us and let’s celebrate our Armed Forces Day.”


A packed programme is in store for those who go along. This will feature The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment as well as the Bognor Regis Sea Cadets and 461 Squadron Air Cadets.


Later in the day, the Sea Cadets will be showing their marching skills. Other military attractions will be present.


The veterans’ parade to start the day will march off from the seafront bandstand at 10.30am.


The Pink Pub cyclists will be participating in their Home Guard uniforms, having returned from France on their charity ride.


The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment recruiting team will be based at Waterloo Square with information about joining them.


“There will be lots of music during the afternoon, with the return of the armed forces’ girl band, The Silhouette Show, singing all the well-known wartime songs.


“The Ringwood Pipe Band, Andy Beaumont Band and the RAFA Choir will be there as well, with stalls in the marquee in Waterloo Gardens.”


A brochure with further information will be available on the day.

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