Gallery: Armed Forces Day in Wisbech is major success
Organisers of the Armed Forces Day in Wisbech were so blown away by support for the event they have decided to shelve plans on calling it a day.
They have been organising the event, which was held on Sunday in the Somers Road car park - a new venue for this yaer - for the past 10 years and during the last Covid-lockdown considered making this the last year.
However, a spokesperson said: "After so many positive remarks and offers of additional help to put the event on we have decided to start planning for 2023 and the future. Many thanks to everybody who have helped in the past and those who have offered to help in the future."
One of the star attractions at this year's event was a full-size replica of a Spitfire aircraft.
There was a parade by local uniformed organisations including air cadets, sea cadets, police cadets, army cadets, the Royal Air Force Association, the Royal British Legion and the Blood Runners as well as the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
The day began with the parade and was followed by the ceremonial flying of the Armed Forces Day flag and an official opening ceremony.
There were numerous other attractions including an exhibition by the Wisbech-based Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum, vintage vehicles, re-enactors and charity stalls.
There was also live entertainment and fair rides.
Mayor of Wisbech Susan Wallwork was among the dignitaries in attendance, and she also helped inspect the parade.
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