Wisbech supports armed forces day

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

Veterans took a salute from the next generation of armed forces in Wisbech over the weekend.

Youngsters from the Air Training Corps, Sea Cadets and Girls Venture Corps marched past some of the town’s Royal British Legion members during Armed Forces Day.

Sunday’s event, which was mainly put together by Ray and Jan Hutchinson, was organised to celebrate our armed forces past and present.

The day began with the flag raising, which was attended by town mayor Michael Hill.

A number of charities and organisations set up information stands in the town centre, including Scotty’s Little Soldiers, West Norfolk Aviation Museum and the Royal Air Force Association.

Children and adults were also delighted to see birds of prey brought along by the Raptor Foundation. And a number were able to have their pictures taken holding one of these amazing animals.

Whittlesey Wind Ensemble provided entertainment during the afternoon before cadets marched past the veterans and the flag was lowered.

A service was conducted during the afternoon by Fr Paul West.

Deputy clerk for Wisbech Town Council Susanah Farmer was pleased with the event.

She said: “The day went very well. There were other things happening in Wisbech. We had an excellent turn-out of cadets.”

The next big event to be happening in Wisbech Town Centre is the Rose Fair, which will start on Wednesday, July 2.

Scores of beautiful floral displays will adorn St Peter’s Church, Wisbech Baptist Church and the United Reformed Church.

A highlight of the festival will be a colourful parade organised by Wisbech Round table on the Saturday.

The parades, which will follow the theme of greatest television moments, will wind their way through the town at 11am and 2pm.