Doncaster gets ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day

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Final preparations are taking place for the celebrations to honour the Armed Forces community on Saturday 29 June.

A parade will take place at 11am through the city centre followed by entertainment for the whole family at Elmfield Park. This year’s focus is youth with a number of displays taking place by the Cadets from all services, as well as a Military Village of demonstrations and stalls.

The commemorations will begin on Monday 24 June with the Armed Forces Day Flag being raised in Sir Nigel Gresley Square and a speech from Mayor Ros Jones.

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Ros said: “We’ree very proud of our Armed Forces Community in Doncaster and this annual event continues to go from strength to strength. We hope many people will join us as we celebrate and commemorate the selfless contribution and sacrifices of our brave servicemen and women.”

Doncaster gets ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Elmfield Park.Doncaster gets ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Elmfield Park.
Doncaster gets ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Elmfield Park.

One of the highlights of the day will be a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (subject to approval on the day).

Everyone is welcome to attend the celebrations and more information about what’s taking place is available at Armed Forces Day | Visit Doncaster https://www.visitdoncaster.com/whats-on/arts-and-culture/armed-forces-day1

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