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Armed Forces Day

Saturday 1611.00amJune


Sandown Pier

Sandown Esplanade

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Armed Forces Day 11am – 6pm Saturday 16th June 2018 at Sandown, Isle of Wight

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces Community from currently serving troops and service families, veterans and cadets and show our thanks for keeping us safe.

One of the marks of any civilised nation is the way it supports and respects those who fight for their country.

Armed Forces day this year will be held on the 16th June at Sandown, Isle of Wight. At 11.00 a.m., there will be an Opening Ceremony by the Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council Lora Peacey-Wilcox followed with a blessing by the County British Legion Chaplain at the War Memorial, The Esplanade, Sandown.

There will be parades commencing at 12.30pm, of Serving Personnel, Veterans, Standard Bearers and Cadets lead by The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps, Medina Marching Band, Wight Diamonds Marching Band and Rose & Thistle Pipes and Drums from Portsmouth.

The Lord Lieutenant Major General Martin White CB CBE JP., will be taking the salute at the march past.

Throughout the day, there will be a full programme of various displays also many side stalls for all the family.