Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
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 Navy, British 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?
The event will start off with a Drumhead Service at 11:00 am in the Town Hall Gardens (Princess Diana memorial Gardens) and the parade will start at 11:30 am on Chapel Street, taking the salute at Southport Town Hall.
There will be modern and vintage military vehicles in front of the Atkinson Centre and on Lord Street plus Army, Air and Sea cadets. There will be lots going on including vintage live music and living history group displays. You are welcome to come down in your vintage uniform or vintage civilian dress. There will also be a full size WWI Sopwith Camel Biplane, Armed Forces recruitment stands along with equipment they bring along and a fly past from BBMF.
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, all ages can take part in the parade. There is no need to be part of an ex services organisation to take part in the parade.
All for a great cause. To find out more, visit https://www.facebook.com/Southport-Armed-Forces-Day-334191536932578/.