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Armed Forces Day Parade in Northampton

Published: Friday, 14 June 2019

A marching parade and military entertainment will help celebrate Armed Forces Day in Northampton on 29 June.

The parade of marching troops, veterans and cadets will take to town centre streets at 10.30am, setting out from the top of Abington Street.

After heading down Abington Street, the parade will loop around the Market Square twice, with troops performing a salute to the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing, the Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Nazim Choudary, The Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Stephen Legg and The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Mr Nicholas Robertson, DL. The Lord-Lieutenant will lead an address at approximately 10.50am.

Following the parade, visitors can enjoy music from military bands and singers on the Market Square, as well as visit stalls of Armed Forces organisations such as the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Rewards for Forces, the Royal Marines Association, the Grenadier Guards and Blind Veterans UK.

Councillor Choudary said: “Armed Forces Day is a really popular event in the town, providing people with a fantastic opportunity to show how proud we are of our Armed Forces, past and present.

“I look forward to welcoming our veterans, cadets and active service personnel to the Market Square, as well as the many residents who will come out to cheer them on during the parade."

Phillip York, Chairman of the Northampton Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “As always, we encourage as many people as possible to join us in the town centre on 29 June, to support the troops, meet the charities and enjoy the entertainment.”