Town to celebrate Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Bridlington war memorial gardens last Saturday.
The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Bridlington war memorial gardens last Saturday.

Bridlington will be joining communities around the country in celebrating the work of the military at Armed Forces Day.

Saturday’s events will begin with a parade of cadets, serving personnel and veterans, which sets off from Station Approach at noon.

They will be joined by Scouts, Guides and Brownies and they will all be escorted by a fleet of ex-military vehicles and motorcycles ridden by members of the Royal British Legion branch.

A salute will be taken by Lt Cdr Sam Velickovic, an Old Bridlingtonian who is Commander of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron.

Martin Barmby from Bridlington Veterans said: “Without the support of the good people of Bridlington, our town’s Armed Forces Day would not be the success that is.

“It’s all organised by a small band of veterans and their friends, but without the people of Bridlington supporting us, it would be nothing.

“Any veterans are welcome to march, with berets, medals etc. However, if all you have is your veterans badge to show your service, that will do for us.”

After the parade, Alderson House is holding its summer fayre in South Marine Drive, between 1pm and 5pm.

Entertainment coordinator Anna Roseby said: “We will have live entertainment all day including Coastal Voices choir and the ReMarkable Rock Choir. Entry is free and we will have stalls, a gin bar, cream teas and much more.”