9 April 2018
Plans are underway for a special North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day event on 24 June to celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One and RAF centenary.
The new-look Armed Forces Day will take place at Brumby Hall Sports Ground in Scunthorpe with a huge range of events and activities.
It will include a military parade, military display, living history exhibitions, re-enactments, live music, cadet village, food and trade stalls.
North Lincolnshire Council is working alongside the existing North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day Committee to organise the large-scale event.
The Committee 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 Julie Reed, Armed Forces Champion for North Lincolnshire, said:
“Armed Forces Day is a chance for us all to show our support for the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces, as well as their families and cadets.
“This year to celebrate 100 years since the First World War and the RAF centenary, we are working with the existing North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day Committee to organise this special event. It is set to be bigger than previous years to mark these amazing milestones. There will be lots for people to see and do throughout the day.”
Thelma Slavin, DWP Armed Forces Champion for North East Yorkshire and Humber, said:
“On behalf of Scunthorpe and Barton Job Centres we are extremely pleased to be part of this North Lincolnshire event, celebrating not only our pride in our service personnel, both past and present. But also commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.
“This is another example of the brilliant partnerships we hold in North Lincolnshire between DWP, North Lincolnshire Council, NHS, Humberside Police and other partners – all working together to support our HM forces, veterans and their families in the local area.”
Tony Murphy, North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day Committee Chairman, said:
“In this very special year commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War and also celebrating the 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force, the North Lincolnshire Arms Forces Day Committee, supported by North Lincolnshire Council, are looking forward to bringing this year’s event into the very heart of Scunthorpe.”
Captain Wayne Eynon, 147 Field Company REME, said:
“We are proud to work in partnership with the Armed Forces Day Committee and North Lincolnshire Council in helping facilitate the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Scunthorpe on 24 June. This year’s event is practically significant as it is commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.”
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