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Lowestoft event to mark Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day at the Royal Green in Lowestoft.
The Drum Head service.

Picture: James Bass

Armed Forces Day at the Royal Green in Lowestoft. The Drum Head service. Picture: James Bass

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Lowestoft will pay a fitting tribute to soldiers from across the years with a service and flypast to mark the national Armed Forces Day.

The free event on Royal Green will run between 10am and 4pm, with a Drumhead service at midday to remember and give thanks to all military personnel - including war veterans and serving members of the armed forces.

Later a stunning air display from a Spitfire, a Yak52 and the Wildcats aerobatic display team is planned, while activities and stands will be on the Royal Green for the rest of the day.

Lowestoft mayor Stephen Ardley said he was “encouraging the whole of Lowestoft” to get involved.

Mr Ardley, himself an armed forces veteran of 22-years who served in Falklands and the first Gulf War, said: “People should remember what the forces have done.

“A lot of the charities are for the Gulf War onwards and people sometimes forget the conflicts before that.

“They seem to be getting forgotten as people get older and the modern technology wars are being remembered.

“It is important we mark this day to remember all the people going back to the Second World War that are surviving.”

Are you going along to the Armed Forces Day commemorations? Send your photos to andrew.papworth@archant.co.uk

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