Legion celebrates Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day marked at Bedford Borough Council.
Armed Forces Day marked at Bedford Borough Council.

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated by the Royal British Legion, Bedford and District Branch, at the weekend.

An event will take place in Harpur Square on Sunday, June 29 from 10am to 4pm, to support and show awareness for the Armed Forces with this year’s theme being Past, Present and Future.

Veterans will represent the past, serving personnel, regulars or voluntary reserves will represent the present, and Cadet Forces will symbolise the future.

There will be a parade from De Parys Avenue to Harpur Square led by the Bedford Pipes and Drums consisting of different groups, veterans, serving personnel and cadets. The official Armed Forces Day is Saturday, June 28. Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

There was a flag raising event at Borough Hall, Bedford on Monday, June 23 to commemorate World War One and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The Armed Forces flag was raised and will be flown for a week at Government buildings to show appreciation and gratitude to the millions of service personnel who served in the significant conflicts that took the lives of millions at sea, on land and in the air.

Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson, said: “Occasions such as Armed Forces Day provide an opportunity for us to help raise awareness of the extraordinary contribution to our country of past and present members of the armed forces.