Thousands support Wisbech Armed Forces Day

Wisbech market Place Armed Forces Day Replica Spitfire. ANL-150621-155350009
Wisbech market Place Armed Forces Day Replica Spitfire. ANL-150621-155350009
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Thousands of people helped to celebrate our armed forces during a Second World War themed event.

Organisers of Wisbech Armed Forces Day, Ray and Jan Hutchinson, were delighted to see so many people at Sunday’s event.

The day started at 10am with a flag raising ceremony which included a representative from the sea, army and air cadets, along with the Girls Venture Corps.

Visitors admired a replica Spitfire which was set up on the Market Place to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Crowds also enjoyed browsing the many stalls.

The cadet forces and the RAF also had recruitment stands.

Almost 100 veterans were able to tuck into a special VE Day themed packed lunch, which included Spam and jam sandwiches.

Entertainment was provided on the day by the Whittlesey Wind Ensemble, along with a pupil from Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy.

The event was brought to a close with the lowering of the flag and a parade led by the 272 Air Training Corps band.

Mr Hutchinson said: “We were delighted with the whole day.”