Preston Armed Forces Day almost here

Posted on - 27th June, 2014 - 7:45pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston



A reminder of Armed Forces Day in Preston tomorrow (28 June). A packed day organised by Preston City Council.

The day starts at 10.45am with a veterans parade, accompanied by the Yorkshire Regiment Band who will entertain the crowd until 12 noon.

From 12 noon Stephen Bayliss will do a number of soul and pop classics. Then Preston’s College puts on a show until 1.30pm.

After that it’s the Army Cadet Force core of drums until about 1.50pm when the North West World War II Association perform a battle re-enactment on the Flag Market.


We are told the Spitfire flyover will be at 3pm.

Come rain or shine the stars of Preston City Wrestling will be putting on a free show at around 2.30pm.

A service of remembrance takes place after the parade with the dipping of the standards on the Flag Market and the playing of the last post.

Don’t forget the sci-fi parade as Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Judge Dredd among others take over the area.

There will be stalls and exhibits around the Flag Market from armed forces organisations.

Will you be going along? What do you think of the line-up? Let us know in the comments below

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