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Gosport Armed Forces Day 2019

AFD19 Parade Colour Guards

 

More than 1,500 people showed their support for members of the Armed Forces Community and enjoyed a fun day out for the whole family on Saturday, 29 June.

This FREE event was organised by a partnership of local organisations and supporters of the armed forces to recognise and celebrate the contributions of our armed forces community to our past, present and future in Gosport.

Gosport Armed Forces Day poster

Gosport Armed Forces Day leaflet
AFD19 High Stret
HMS Sultan Captain Voyce with Mayor Jones, Field Gun crew and veteran's platoon

A commemorative parade featuring a platoon from HMS Sultan, Field gun crews and cadet units plus a veteran's platoon  marched up the High Street from the ferry gardens to make its way to the Town Hall for the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag by a detail from HMS Sultan. After an address by the Mayor Jones an inspection of the platoon with Captain Voyce of HMS Sultan, the parade continued to Walpole Park to join the array of displays, activities, food and entertainment going on there  until 4 pm.   

 Many thanks to the following for their support and participation:

Royal British Legion Riders

The Sentinel Steam Lorry from HMS Sultan

HMS Sultan Field Gun Crew and Cadet Field Crew static display

Fire & Rescue Rapid Intervention vehicle from Standard Aero

D Day Fellowship display

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) tent from Cemast

Military vehicle from the Military EducationTrust

Gosport Solent Brass Band

Gosport Men's Shed Choir

Serving British soldier and singer-songwriter Liam Wakefield

Gosport Hospital Radio

Gosport Schools Service Pupils display

St Vincent College

Alabare', Citizen's Advice, First Light Trust, Royal British Legion, Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare, Royal Navy Royal Marines Children's Fund and more


For more information about Gosport Armed Forces Day plans for next year and  how  your organisation could get involved, please email:

gosportafd@gosport.gov.uk or ring on 02392 545695.