Armed Forces Day in Birmingham- 27 June.

Birmingham City Council invites you to come along to a FREE, all-day event to celebrate Armed Forces Day this Saturday in Centenary Square, Birmingham.

This year’s focus will be on past, present and future incorporating the Cadets, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Logistics Corps and various associations. The event starts at 11am with a ceremony to add the names of the three Birmingham people who have died in active service during the past year to the Book of Remembrance at the Hall of Memory attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Michael Wilkes.

From 11.30am onwards, there will be a number of activities for all the family, including:

Live stage performance, including The Band of the West Midlands Fire Service and Women In Music Choir

Living history – including WW1 displays of billets, a field hospital, military vehicles, trench displays and interactive drills

Armed forces displays, including an assault course and recruitment information

Food demonstrations and taster sessions by the Royal Logistics Corps

Veterans societies, displays and exhibitions

At 4:30pm there will be a Veterans Parade through Centenary Square for all those who have served or are currently serving. If you wish to be part of the Veteran’s parade please form-up on Centenary Way Bridge at 4:00pm.

For more information, please call 0121 303 3008 or visit http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/leisureevents

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