Celebrate our heroes at Whitby’s Armed Forces day

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Preparations are almost complete for Whitby Armed Forces day which will take place this Saturday (June 30), 10-4pm.

The event at Dock End will feature many attractions including street food, a range of stalls and even a climbing wall.

One of the highlights of the day will be the flypast of the Dakota ZA947, provided by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The Flypast will take place at 2pm and local young musicians will serenade the plane as it flies over Whitby.

There will be many different groups involved in the day which will give you the oppertuntiy to meet veterans and military support organisations who will chat about their expereinces and life in the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Charity, SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), will also be attending the event as this is the charity the event is raising money for this year.

A fun filled day out for all the family, with a chance to browse stalls and interact with Army, Navy and RAF associations and Cadets.

A new stall this year is the Mayoral Treasure Hunt which has a range of prizes donated by celebratities.

This event will give you the chance to win a script from Downton Abbey signed by Joanna Froggatt, a limited edition picture disc signed by Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, a House of Commons teddy bear, an outfit worn by Kylie Platt, a character in Coronation Street who was played by actress Paula Lane, and many more.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day with a variety of performances.

Music will be produced by local youth musicians in the Whitby Big Band and student’s from the Hannah Verity Dance Studio will perform one of thier dance routines.

The local Air Cadets will demonstrate their military drill.

This event will be a true celebration of our local military connections and show support to our armed forces personnel, past and present.