13 June 2018
Local cadets are all ready for North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day on 24 June at Brumby Hall Sports Ground, 9.30am to 6pm.
To celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One and the RAF centenary, this year’s special Armed Forces Day event has been planned by a new delivery group.
New for this year is a cadet village where around 150 Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets from across North Lincolnshire will display the various activities they can do within each cadet force.
866 (Immingham) Squadron and 119 (Scunthorpe) Squadron Air Cadet Band will be combined and leading the parade, as well as playing in the main arena and at the Sunset Ceremony.
The Iron Master trophy will be relaunched this year where cadet forces compete in a range of different games to win the trophy.
A Banner Drill will be performed by 300 (Axholme) Squadron Air Cadets and A Drum Display by 2222 (Brigg) Squadron Air Cadets.
The Army Cadets will be showing a battlefield exercise and bringing a climbing wall for anyone to try.
Sea Cadets will have rowing machines for people to have a go on and they’ll be displaying boats.
In the Air Cadet area there will be a glider on display and individuals you can talk to.
If you are interested in joining any of the cadets, they will be happy to talk to you about this on the day.
In addition to the cadet village, there will be a military parade including local veterans starting the day off at around 9.30am, as well as military displays, military band, living history exhibitions, paintballing, airsoft, wrestlers and charity and trade stalls.
There will be a range of food and drink stalls to cover everyone’s tastes including a beer tent, pizza, crepes and waffles, gin and prosecco and as always ice-cream!
Throughout the day there will be live music from local vocalist Miss Marina May who will cover songs from the 1920s to the 1940s, Barton Community Band, The Gherkins (as seen on BBC One’s ‘All Together Now’), Scunthorpe Pipes and Band, and Air Cadets Band.
For those that do not want to miss England’s game in the FIFA World Cup, there will be live coverage of the game with Panama on a large screen. Why not treat yourself to some food and drink and stay to watch the game?
A range of children’s activities will be on offer all day and there will be Punch and Judy by Nutty Norman.
To formally end the event there will be a Sunset Ceremony led by the Air Cadet Band at 5pm.
It is free entry and parking will be available at the Sports Ground and Civic Centre. Overflow car parking will be at North Lindsey College.
North Lincolnshire Council has worked alongside a number of wider partners to deliver this year’s special event. The Delivery Group consists of: the Department for Work and Pensions, 147 Field Company REME, North Lincolnshire Veterans Community Hub, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Police, NHS, British Legion, Community Organisation and Cadets.
Cllr Elaine Marper, North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Champion, said:
“The special North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day event has been planned this year to celebrate 100 years since the First World War and the RAF centenary.
“We have lots of new things planned, including the wonderful cadet village and games. The cadet village will highlight the great work our local cadets do.
“It is set to be a fantastic day out for all the family to recognise all the armed forces do for us. There will be plenty happening throughout the day from children’s activities and military parades to live music and living history exhibitions.
“Armed Forces Day gives us all the chance to show our support for the men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces, their families and cadets.”