Southampton should have an Armed Forces Day event.

In May 2016, a couple of us from Southampton AFVBC presented a deputation to the Council saying that the City should have an Armed Forces Day event. They agreed and told us to set up a community group to organise it, and I somehow ended up as Committee Secretary. Fast forward 14 months, all the planning came together and we had an overwhelmingly successful day,

starting with a parade of serving armed forces, veterans and cadets, followed by entertainment in Guildhall Square. My role on the day was to coordinate the volunteers, so after their briefing I was able to take part in the parade, then I spent the afternoon answering queries on the Breakfast Club stand. I gave myself the following day off (as it was my birthday!) then cracked on with Planning for next year!  (Article submitted by Kate Wood)


The ladies who appear (photo above) from L – R are:  Hayley Southgate (Bath BC), Lori Monks, Alison Blewett, Kate Wood (Southampton BC), Sue Walker, Karen Henderson (Southampton BC)

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