Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day Celebrations Launched

  |  Published: Apr 30th 2015
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Photo by Richard Washbrooke Photography

With just over eight weeks to go, veterans, present serving members of the military, armed forces, reservists and cadets joined the Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and other civic guests at RAF Halton on Friday (24 April), to officially launch the countdown to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day 2015 celebrations.

The event, which will take place at the Aylesbury Rugby Club on Saturday, June 27 (1pm to 7pm), aims to celebrate the local community’s support for veterans, serving personnel, reservists, cadets and their families and employers.

A wide range of activities are planned for this exciting family day out for 10,000 people including a fun fair, a stage with live music, zip wire, hot air balloon rides, bouncy castles and a fantastic air show and much much more! Hot food, a tea tent with live music, and a bar will also be available.

Tickets are available to purchase online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/buytickets  They are also available from the Tourist Information Centre, Aylesbury Library and other libraries around the county.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: "It’s important for Buckinghamshire to celebrate Armed Forces Day as this event is our way of saying thank you to all the ex-servicemen and women in the County for what they have done, as well as showing our support for those who are still serving in the armed forces today. I would encourage as many people as possible to come out in force to show their support on the day.”

RAF Halton Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Burns said: "The appreciation and thanks shown by the people of Buckinghamshire on Armed Forces Day is absolutely pivotal to maintaining the high morale of my people here RAF Halton.

"This includes my regulars from all three Services, reservists, veterans and their families, and it is immensely gratifying to be valued by the local community for our part in securing the United Kingdom at home and abroad."

For up to date information follow us @Buckscc_Events or visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/armedforcesday

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