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MOD donates £10,000 to support Weymouth's Armed Forces Day celebrations
2:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014 in News
THE Ministry of Defence has donated £10,000 to support the borough’s annual Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Weymouth which will take place from June 21-27.
The celebrations will welcome thousands of veterans, residents and visitors to a packed programme of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations.
The borough’s biggest event will include a service of remembrance, a seafront veterans parade, displays and activities recognising the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Castletown will be an ideal location for people to meet and greet the convoy on Saturday, June 21.
During the festival there will be a flypast by a historic Second World War Spitfire plane and marching and performing bands will play.
Matt Ryan, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Head of Tourism and Events, said: “This is excellent news for this high profile borough festival, a resounding success for the organising team, local veterans and the borough council.”
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