Islanders To Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Event(Echo) – VETERANS AND SERVING SOLDIERS from the ranks of former Gurkhas, the Chelsea Pensioners and The Royal Anglian Regiment, will be welcomed by the united residents of Canvey, on Saturday, as the town celebrates the UK’s first Armed Forces Day.

The day provides islanders with the opportunity to show their respect for the military, and the many sacrifices its members have made, in their names, throughout the years.

The parade, which will begin at 10:00 am at Furtherwick Park School, will head through the town centre to complete a 700 metre march, ending at the Paddocks, in Long Road.

It will be led by Canvey’s Air Force Cadet Band and, bringing up the rear, will be two vintage buses from the Canvey Bus Museum for those unable to walk the route.

At the conclusion of the parade, a service will be held by Falkland’s veteran, Reverend Dave Pickett, of the Thundersley Congregational Church.

Bob Spink, MPBob Spink, our Castle Point MP, said of the parade, last month:-

‘I am welcoming the Gurkhas to Castle Point on Saturday 27th June when they will march with me and other veterans in the Armed Forces Day Celebration held jointly by me and Canvey Town Council.’

Are you sure you want to risk it, Bob?..

… (Echo, 29/06/2009) – A day to show how really proud we are of our armed forces

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