Celebration day to town’s Forces heroes

The 150TPT (Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Logistics Corps parade at the Armed Forces Day Celebrations. Picture: Andrew Roe
The 150TPT (Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Logistics Corps parade at the Armed Forces Day Celebrations. Picture: Andrew Roe
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FAMILIES are being invited to support their troops as part of Armed Forces Day.

Doncaster Council has organised an action packed day to celebrate our Military heroes past and present with many who have fought for their country attending.

The day on Saturday starts at 9.30am in Sir Nigel Gresley square in Waterdale with a parade of Armed Forces personnel and bands.

This will be followed by a salute led outside the Mansion House led by elected mayor Peter Davies and civic counterpart Coun Christine Mills, other civic dignitaries as well as senior representatives from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.

At 10am there will be a thanksgiving service at Doncaster Minster followed by a picnic on the lawns and family friendly activities ranging from face painting to paintballing, tug of war and fair rides.

The day will start to come to a close at 2.30pm with a bugler playing the Last Post and a two minute silence.

Last year hundreds of people young and old turned up to celebrate our troops.

Mr Davies, said: “Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the people of Doncaster to pay tribute to the borough’s servicemen and women and the remarkable contribution the Armed Forces community makes to this country.

“We must never underestimate their bravery and their selfless actions.”

Coun Mills added: “All residents are invited to join us for a full day of events and activities.”

Armed Forces Day was set up to celebrate the Military with Remembrance Sunday remembering the sacrifices of service personnel

For more information log onto www.armedforcesday.org.uk