June 24, 2011 11.34 am This story is over 133 months old

City parade to mark Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day: Final preparations are being made for celebrating Lincolnshire’s armed forces.

A military parade up Lincoln’s High Street will mark Armed Forces Day, on Saturday, June 25.

There will also be medal ceremonies, conducted by Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, Mayor of Lincoln.

RAF Waddington’s band will provide music throughout the day.

Prior to and following the parade, staff from RAF Waddington will man static displays on the High Street and speak to members of the public about the roles that they play on operations at home and abroad.

Councillor Brothwell said: “Armed Forces Day is a chance to celebrate and commend the hard work that Her Majesty’s armed forces do.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to them and occasions like this allow members of the public like you or I to thank them properly and show our real appreciation.”

Karl McCartney, Lincoln’s Conservative MP, said: “Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for all those who wear the uniform of our Armed Forces, their families, veterans and cadets.

“I was a former RAF cadet at school and in the TA in my early twenties and this affinity with our service men and women continues today as I am a member of the Royal British Legion and currently a part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.”

The day’s itinerary is as follows:

1.45pm: Parade forms up on High Street with RAF Waddington band playing.

2pm: Mayor of Lincoln and RAF Waddington’s Station Commander to give speech at War Memorial.

2.10pm: The Mayor to award medals.

2.20pm: Parade dismissed.

2.45pm: Band duty finishes. Parade personnel continue engagement with public along High Street until 3.30pm.