Wolverhampton — 25 June 2016
Armed Forces Day Parade
- Civic Centre,
People from across Wolverhampton will be showing their support for the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces later this month.
The national Armed Forces Day celebrations take place on Saturday 25 June 2016, giving the country the chance to pay tribute to serving troops, veterans, cadets and their families.
Wolverhampton will be marking the occasion with a parade of regular, reserve, veteran and cadet forces through the city centre.
The parade will step off from Wulfruna Street at 2.10pm and make its way to St Peter’s Square where an outdoor drumhead service – the traditional form for a religious service attended by troops in the field – will take place.
More than 200 people will take part in the parade, representing organisations including 210 (Staffordshire) Battery 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, 4th Battalion the Mercian Regiment, RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton Sea Cadets, 1046 (Fordhouses) Squadron Air Training Corps, City of Wolverhampton Royal British Legion (Central Branch), British Korean Veterans Association (Wolverhampton Branch), Staffordshire Regimental Association (Wolverhampton Branch), British and Caribbean Veterans Association and the National Service Royal Armoured Corps, 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards. For the first time, the parade will also include a light gun.
The parade, led by the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals, will follow a route from Wulfruna Street to Princes Square, Lichfield Street, Queen Square and Exchange Street to St Peter’s Square. As a result, Wulfruna Street will be closed to all traffic from 1.30pm until the conclusion of the parade.
Help for Heroes will have an information stand in Queen Square, while the Mercian Regiment will also be recruiting in the same location and giving out Armed Forces Day flags for people to cheer the parade on.