Tameside celebrates Armed Forces Day in and around Victoria Park, Denton on Saturday 27th June.
At 11am there will be a short service of remembrance at the war memorial led by the Rev Miles Howarth of Christ Church, Denton. Then, from 1pm, the focus is the park bandstand with live music from the Dave Egerton Band and singers Jo Farrow and Kerry Newton.
There are a large number of family friendly activities, including a climbing wall, mini-assault course, free face-painting as well as a wide range of arts and crafts. The emergency services will be present as will members of the Royal British Legion, air cadets, the Scout and Guide Associations and Tameside Cultural Services. Military vehicles will also be on display in the civic square and refreshments will be available from Victoria Park Community Centre.
Frank Smith, secretary of the Royal British Legion’s Stalybridge and Dukinfield branch, said “The armed forces have always received lots of support from the borough. Tameside people have a long and proud association with all three services and residents are always eager to show their appreciation of the forces and the excellent work they do.”