Cleethorpes ready to salute Armed Forces Day
By elsawill | Friday, June 17, 2011, 11:22
Another big event in Cleethorpes on Saturday, June 25 will see our resort help boost public support and appreciation of all those who serve and have served in HM Armed Forces, including serving personnel, veterans and cadets.
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Lancaster Bomber will fly over Cleethorpes on Armed Forces Day. Picture by: Shandchem
The Red Arrows will fly over Cleethorpes on Armed Forces Day. Picture by: Tommmm
On Monday, June 20, the start of Armed Forces week begins with the Armed forces flag raising ceremonies. These will take place at the Grimsby Town Hall 10.30am; RAF Association, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes 11am; the RN Association, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, 11am; and at Ross Castle, Cleethorpes 11.05am.
On the day itself, there will be parade of current and former members of the armed forces who will meet at St Peter's Primary School and march off at 1.30pm.
The parade will be followed by a short service and wreath-laying at the Strike Wing Memorial, next to Ross Castle.
Stunning aerial display teams will then swoop over the resort, including a dazzling display of a flypast by the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 3.05pm the Blades Aerobatic Team at 3.15pm, and a visit by the world famous Red Arrows, the timing is yet to be confirmed.
There will also be military vehicles, and a 1940s swing band at the Kingsway Kiosk and an ice-cream van among others.
An RAF Association mobile events trailer in attendance and budding pilots will be able to take to the skies in a flight simulator.
As thousands of visitors are expected on this very special day, our resort will be very busy on Saturday, parking could be a struggle, so I would suggest you get into town early ready to enjoy a truly patriotic Armed Forces day to remember.
Caption of first picture: Promoting the Armed Forces Day 2011 Grimsby and Cleethorpes, are, from
left, Alex Baxter, vice-chairman of the veterans advisory and pension
committee for Yorkshire and Humberside, Graham Malster, deputy
organiser, Neil Trotter, parade marshall, Bill McCann, chairman of the
Royal Air Forces Association and event organiser, Graham Reynolds,
chairman of branch and club Royal Naval Association Grimsby and
Cleethorpes, Brian Dingley, chairman of Parachute Regiment Grimsby and
Cleethorpes, John Best, pipe major of North East Lincolnshire Pipe Band.
We Cleethorpes people will be there to capture the day so look out for pictures.