Armed services to parade through Northampton town centre to mark Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Northampton on Saturday June 27 with a town centre parade as well as displays and activities in the Market Square.

Members of the armed forces, including serving troops, veterans and cadets, will gather at the top end of Abington Street at 10am, by BBC Radio Northampton, before they begin a parade through the town at 10.30am towards the Market Square where they will take the salute of the Lord Lieutenant.

On the Market Square there will be a host of activities and displays for the public to enjoy from 10am to 3.30pm, including military vehicles. The day will be a chance to find out more about the activities and work of soldiers and RAF personnel from locally based units. There will also be a chance to meet the charities and groups that support current and former military personnel, including the Northampton branch of the Royal British Legion.

Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “Armed Forces Day is a chance for us to celebrate and honour the important work of our armed forces. There will be lots for people to see and do at this special event and I would like to encourage everyone to show their support of our armed forces by joining us.”