Lincoln to pay tribute to British military on Armed Forces Day

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Lincoln visitors and residents will be able to interact with and watch a proud display of military heritage in the city centre for Armed Forces Day.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 24 between 10am and 4pm,.

Shoppers will be able to meet members of the armed forces – the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Navy, and the Army – along the High Street and at The Cornhill.

As well as this, there will be live military vehicles, musical entertainment, and charities encouraging visitors to support the armed forces and the work they do.

Visitors will be able to learn about Lincolns military heritage – such as this tank, which was designed and built in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

The event is opened by a Parade of Standards and the raising of the AFD Flag.

The standards inspection is carried out by local officials, including Lincoln MP Karen Lee, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and the city mayor, as well as station commanders from all four stations and the commanding officer of the Lincoln Regiment.

There will be bands playing throughout the day, with a marching display by the RAF Waddington Pipe and Drums.

To add to this excitement, veterans, reservists, and cadets will be available to talk to as well – they will educate supporters of all ages about the different experiences you can have with the military and learn about Lincoln’s great military heritage.

Furthermore, showing your support for the military is a great morale boost for those who serve in the armed forces and their families – it’s definitely a worthwhile cause.

For more information about Armed Forces Day, visit their website here.