Glittering day of events to honour heroes in uniform

142502b'Raising of the Armed Forces Flag at the town hall'The crowd watching the flag raising'Picture by Neil Silk'23/06/14
142502b'Raising of the Armed Forces Flag at the town hall'The crowd watching the flag raising'Picture by Neil Silk'23/06/14
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Final preparations are being made for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday.

An action packed programme of events awaits the crowds that are expected to flock to the coastal town to pay tribute to the UK Armed Forces and share in the day’s celebrations.

The day runs from 11.30am until 5pm starting with a Freedom Parade through the town centre and down to South Bay by the 1st Battalion (1 YORKS) of The Yorkshire Regiment, which is set to be a dignified spectacle of colour, military poise and precision.

One of the main highlights of this year’s event is a thrilling display at 2.15pm by the Avro Vulcan XH558, the oldest complete Vulcan in the world. It will transit over Filey at around 2.05pm on its way to Scarborough and will also transit over Whitby at 2.25pm as it heads north after the display,

On Monday pupils from Barrowcliff Junior School joined the Mayor of Scarborough, cllr Pat Marsburg, members of the Royal British Legion and local cadets to raise the Armed Forces Day Flag at the town hall,

Cllr Marsburg said: “Together with thousands of other communities up and down the country, the people of the borough have shown their support for the many men and women who are dedicated to serving our country in the Armed Forces.

It is a privilege for the Mayoress and I to be involved.”

Armed Forces Day Programme

11:30am - 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment Freedom Parade led by the Royal Corps of Signals march through the town

Noon - Freedom Parade arrives at South Bay for civic formalities

12:10pm - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (flypast)

12:30pm - Freedom Parade steps off from Formal Area to fall out at Sandside

1pm - Marching Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform at Sandside

1.30pm - Beach Boot-camp demonstration

1.45pm - T.S. Scarborough Sea Cadets demonstration at Sandside

2.15pm - Vulcan Bomber (display) with commentary

2.30pm - Army Cadets demonstration at Sandside, Marching Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform at Formal Area

3pm - RAF Tucano (display)

3.30pm - Air Cadets demonstration at Sandside

3.45pm - RNLI/Sea King display with RNLI commentary

4pm - Standards, Veterans and Cadets muster at Sandside

4.15pm - Standards, Veterans and Cadets Parade led by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band

4.30pm - Review of Standards, Veterans and Cadets Parade at Formal Area

4.40pm - Presentation of AFD Flag to Veteran (with citation)

4.45pm - Service of Thanksgiving led by the Vicar of Scarborough

5pm - South Bay events end

6pm - Armed Forces Day Twilight Naval Warfare Show at Peasholm Park, North Bay

7.30pm - Last Night of the Proms concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, North Bay