Preston Armed Forces Day: Spitfire to roar over city centre

Posted on - 27th May, 2014 - 6:52pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The Spitfire will fly over the city centre

The Spitfire will fly over the city centre

Preston’s Armed Forces Day celebration is to a feature a fly past from an RAF Spitfire.


Organisers have confirmed the plane will be roaring over the city centre during the event on the Flag Market.

The exact timing of the fly past is not yet known.

Councillor Drew Gale, who is the city council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “This will probably be the highlight of the day.

“To have a Spitfire overhead is going to be the icing on the cake for a great celebration for our Armed Forces and their families.

“The RAF are doing a fly over in Blackpool so we put a speculative application in and they’ve said yes. I can’t wait.”

The Armed Forces Day event is set to feature a live wrestling show, battle re-enactment and many stalls around the Flag Market.

It takes place on Saturday 28 June.

Will you be going along to the Armed Forces Day? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to Gareth Davies

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