WW2 fly-past hope as plans are made for this year’s Armed Forces Day

Organisers of this year’s Armed Forces Day are inviting anyone who would like to assist them during the popular event to get in touch.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:35 am
This photo shows the parade from 2019’s Bridlington Armed Forces Day.

The event, subject to any Government restrictions, is set to take place on Saturday, July 3.

A parade will start from the War Memorial at noon, winding its way through town, where the salute will be taken near Ebor Flats, opposite the harbour, before heading down to the Bridlington Spa.

There will be stalls run by various veterans organisations, including The Yorkshire regiment association, The Yorkshire Volunteers Association, The Royal Naval association and the Royal British Legion for people to enjoy.

Respects are paid during the 2019 event (last year’s event was cancelled).

There will be a number of military vehicles on show during the event, while the Legion Riders will be showcasing their motorbikes.

It is also hoped there will be a fly-past featuring a WW2 plane, but this attraction will be subject to weather conditions on the day.

Martin Barmby GCGI, organiser of the Armed Forces Day, said: “We hope to have a few ex-military vehicles and the Legion Riders will be there with their motorbikes on display.

“Hopefully there will a flypast from a WW2 aircraft that flew on D-Day, subject to weather conditions and the availability of an 80-year-old aircraft.

“These are your town’s veterans , cadets and serving personnel parading through your town – and without your support it will not be the success it has been in years past. We are grateful to have a chance to march through the town many of us left as youngsters to protect and now we parade as veterans, standards flying and drums beating, hopefully.”

If you wish to assist at the event visit the Bridlington Community Armed Forces Day Facebook page or email [email protected] for further information.