We’re ready to host Armed Forces Day 

PAGE Park will play host to a celebration to show appreciation of the work of the Armed Forces in June.

Armed Forces Day is making a return in the district for the first time since 2019, after three years of cancellations following the pandemic.

The event was previously held in Kingswood but is moving for the relaunch, with a

parade through Staple Hill to the park at the start of the event on June 17, which will also feature music, entertainment, business and craft stalls.

Armed Forces Day is an annual national event to give people the opportunity to

show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including current serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

Chairman of the organising committee Ian Campbell, who also chairs the Staple Hill & District Royal British Legion, said: “The whole community were disappointed that we had to cancel in 2020, 2021 and 2022 because of the pandemic but I am delighted to say with a new and energetic committee, we are gearing up for an amazing event this year.

“The British Armed Forces have worked tremendously hard throughout the global pandemic

and I hope that we can give them a fitting celebration and say thank you in person.

“We all need something to look forward to and our local economy certainly needs a boost, so if you can, please join us.”

The event will come six weeks after the park hosts a celebration picnic for the Coronation of King Charles III on Sunday May 7.

For more information see the official website at www.southglosafd.com.