Preview: Armed Forces Day marching into Weston
PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:09 28 June 2013
MARCHING bands, military vehicles and live music will all be on offer this weekend for Armed Forces Day.
(Morning events held at Italian Gardens/Town Square)
10am Flag raised at Italian Gardens and speeches of welcome by Weston mayor.
10.10am Band of TS Weston.
10.35am Cadets from TS Weston, dsplay of Club & Cutlass Drill.
10.50am 290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps, Banner and Drill Display.
11.00am Uphill Platoon ACF. The Silver Bugles, Static Band Display.
11.25am Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot, The Sealed Knot, Pike and Musket Drill followed by mini musket display.
(Afternoon events at Royal Hotel gardens)
12.30pm Regimental Band & Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh Band display.
2.05pm Worle Platoon, Somerset Cadet Btn (The Rifles) ACF, Fieldcraft display - section attack.
2.25pm 290 (Weston) Sqn ATC, Spitfire in distress.
2.45pm TS Weston, Junior section, Field Gun display.
3.00pm Regimental Band & Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh Band display.
3.30pm Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot, The Sealed Knot, black Powder Drill.
3.55pm 290 (Weston) Sqn ATC, Red Barrows Display.
4.10pm ACF Uphill Platoon Silver Bugles sound retreat.
4.50pm RAF Historic Flight fly past.
5.00pm Regimental Band & Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh, Evening hymn and sunset, national anthem.
The event, organised by Weston Town Council, will see events held across the town including at the Town Square, Royal Hotel, Italian Gardens and Beach Lawns.
There will be a show by the Red Barrows, the 290 Squadron Air Training Corps and displays by sea, army and marine cadets.
There will also be a parade, military band performances and displays by the Sealed Knot society.
The show will begin at 10am on Saturday at the Italian Gardens and finish at about 5pm.
As well as activities, the new North Somerset Community Covenant will be officially signed in the Town Square at 10.15am on Saturday.
The document pledges to scrutinise all aspects of North Somerset Council work to ensure that armed forces personnel, veterans and their families are treated correctly and not disadvantaged as a result of having served.
The council can now apply for funding from the national £30million Community Covenant Grant Scheme to support local projects which strengthen ties between the armed forces and communities.