Partners join together for Rotherham Armed Forces event

Date published: 29 June 2018 11:27
Dated: 29 June 2018 12:27:13

A Lancaster Bomber flypast and a military parade through Rotherham town centre are just two of the highlights planned for this year’s Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day 2018 will take place tomorrow (Saturday 30 June), and finishing touches are currently being put to an action-packed programme of entertainment and activities.

As in previous years, the day will begin with a traditional parade from Rotherham Town Hall led by the Mayor of Rotherham.

A ceremony will be held to remember those who have given their lives for our country and to give thanks to veterans and active servicemen and women. There will also be faith blessings as part of the ceremony.

The official Armed Forces Day flag will also be raised on the day by a local veteran.

Entertainment confirmed for this year includes a Dame Vera Lynn tribute act and a performance by our very own singing PCSO Paul Newman.

The day will also feature street entertainment, a range of stalls and performances by award-winning cadets.

Led by Rotherham Council, a large number of organisations including the Military Community and Veterans’ Centre (MCVC), voluntary groups and South Yorkshire Police, are working together to make this year’s Armed Forces Day the best yet.

Visitors can use the free weekend parking spaces which are available in Forge Island car park.

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