Details revealed for Doncaster Armed Forces Day celebrations

Armed Forces Day in Doncaster.  Leading the parade and march, the Corps of Drums based at Danum Road led by Drum Major Robyn Holdridge from Hyde Park.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Armed Forces Day in Doncaster. Leading the parade and march, the Corps of Drums based at Danum Road led by Drum Major Robyn Holdridge from Hyde Park. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

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The public is expected to line the streets of Doncaster next weekend as members of the armed forces parade through the town.

The borough is set for a day of celebrations to mark National Armed Forces Day .

Doncaster’s celebrations, between 9.45am and 2pm, will take place in and around Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Waterdale.

There will be a military march through the town centre, before a series of events in the square aimed at giving people the chance to recognise and celebrate the service of our Armed Forces.

Coun Glyn Jones, deputy mayor, gave his support for the planned parade.

He said: “Armed Forces Day is a fantastic chance for all of us to join together in recognition of the brave servicemen and women in our borough, and the debt of gratitude we all owe to the selfless service of the armed forces community.

“I am sure, like last year, that the people of Doncaster will do us proud by packing out Sir Nigel Gresley Square and creating a brilliant atmosphere.”

Coun Paul Wray, civic mayor and council armed forces champion, said: “All Doncaster residents are invited to join us for a full day of events and activities, which will include the chance to meet local members of the armed forces community, and to look at displays and exhibits of war-time memorabilia in the One-Stop-Shop entrance, just off the square.”

Families can enjoy a range of entertainment and activities including live performances by various artists.

Information about the full programme for the day can be found by visiting www.doncaster.gov.uk/armedforcesday

It will be the seventh time the armed forces day parade has taken to the streets of Doncaster.

It was introduced in 2009 under previous elected mayor, Peter Davies.

It has gone to become an annual fixture on the borough’s civic calendar