Monday, 22 June 2009

Armed Forces Day: Gen Dannatt to take salute at Southend

Southend in Essex will have the privilege of having CGS General Sir Richard Dannatt to take the salute at their Armed Forces Day celebrations.

The General will join veterans and serving soldiers parading on Southend High Street as part of the event, which will also include an aerial display by the Red Arrows, survival of fittest, masterchef and tug-of-war competitions and military bands.

Veterans and town officials attended the formal start of Southend's celebrations when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised this morning outside the Civic Centre.

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