13 pictures from Preston’s Armed Forces Day 2016 celebration

Posted on - 27th June, 2016 - 6:29pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Photos, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
A colourful spectacle for Armed Forces Day in Preston

A colourful spectacle for Armed Forces Day in Preston

The sun decided to make an appearance to help Preston celebrate Armed Forces Day.


An annual celebration of all things to do with the army, navy and air force it also gives those in the forces a chance to relax.


Organised by Preston City Council’s armed forces champion councillor Drew Gale the event has grown larger each year.

This year’s event saw a music concert performed from the balcony of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Former X Factor winner Matt Cardle was among those performing for a cheering crowd.

A remembrance service was held earlier on Saturday (25 June) where Preston’s Mayor councillor John Collins addressed those from the forces and their families, and members of the public, who had gathered to pay tribute.

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You can see more pictures from the Armed Forces Day event on the Preston BID Facebook.

Did you go along to Armed Forces Day? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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