Wisbech Armed Forces Day

Armed forces day at Wisbech town centre. ANL-140623-064404009
Armed forces day at Wisbech town centre. ANL-140623-064404009

A Second World War theme will flowing through this year’s Armed Forces Day in Wisbech.

A replica Spitfire and food from the era will be on offer in Wisbech Market Place during the event which runs from 10am.

Veterans will be able to relive those memories of celebrations springing up across the country as Victory in Europe was declared in 1945.

A special packed lunch, including a tasty spam sandwich, will be offer for veterans and their families. To book a lunch, which is subject to numbers, contact Ray and Jan Hutchinson on 01945 584595.

A replica Spitfire will also be landing in the town to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A flag raising ceremony, including representatives from the sea, army and air cadets along with the Girls Venture Core, takes place at 10am.

A variety of other attractions will be held on the day including stalls.

Among those manning stalls on the day will be the local cadet forces, a service Recruiting Team, the British Legion, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Cambridgeshire Regiment, Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum.

Others taking part include Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Norfolk Owls, MacMillan Cancer Support.

Youngsters will be able to have fun on rides from the Showman’s Guild.

Music will be provided by the Whittlesey Town Wind Ensemble and pupils from the Thomas Clarkson Academy.

Fr Paul West will lead a service from 2pm.

Wisbech’s Armed Forces Day is supported by the Ministry of Defence, Wisbech Town Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and Vodafone.