Cleethorpes ready to salute Armed Forces Day

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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.

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.



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    Great news for service men and women.
    Crown Carvery Restaurants, the Jug and Bottle, Holton le Clay and The Hainton, Weelsby Road, Grimsby are supporting the Armed Forces Day by offering free food for service men and women.
    To enjoy the free carvery visit to download the free carvery meal voucher and present that along with a current ID card (or veteran lapel badge) to staff at the pubs.

    By elsawill at 11:46 on 22/06/11

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