Final preparations for armed forces event underway

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 May 2012

Fun at the 2010 event

Fun at the 2010 event


MARCHING bands, military vehicles, live music and dozens of other activities will be taking place at this year’s Armed Forces Day event in Weston.

The showcase will take place in venues across the resort on June 23 and 24, and more acts and displays have been announced.

A variety of air displays will be held over the course of the weekend after the RAF lent its support to the event.

Helicopters from RAF Chivenor, a World War Two Spitfire and aircraft from either the force’s air transport or display teams will take part.

Throughout the weekend there will be live music, marching bands, military vehicles and live displays, as well as trade stands and stalls.

The grounds of the Royal Hotel in South Parade will serve as the main arena on both days and feature a variety of displays. Throughout the weekend exhibitions will be held in the Town Square and a Help for Heroes flight simulator and stall will stand in Princess Royal Square.

Beach Lawns will contain a separate exhibition area featuring vintage military vehicles, while an inter-cadet tug of war knockout competition will be held throughout June 23 on the Beach Lawns, with the finalists competing outside the Royal Hotel at 2.55pm.

Other events will continue through the following week, and a charity dinner will be held at the Royal Hotel on June 27 at 7pm.

Tickets are priced £14 for two courses and entertainment, with proceeds going to armed forces charities.

Tickets are available from organiser Phil Judd on 07748 118131.

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