Parade and service marks Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day parade in Bedford.

Armed Forces Day parade in Bedford.

Armed Forces Day was celebrated by the Royal British Legion’s Bedford and District branch at the weekend.

An event took place in Harpur Square on Sunday to support and show awareness for the nation’s armed forces with this year’s theme being Past, Present and Future.

Veterans represented the past, serving personnel, regulars or voluntary reserves represented the present, and cadet forces symbolised the future.

A parade started 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 was on Saturday, June 28 – visit to find out more.

There was also a flag raising event at Borough Hall, Bedford on Monday, June 23 to commemorate the 100th anniverary of the outbreak of the First World War World War One and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Central Bedfordshire Council paid tribute on Monday, June 23, by raising an Armed Forces flag. The ceremony at Priory House, Chicksands was attended by Colin Osborne, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, and by Councillor Caroline Maudlin, council chairman.




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