Dorchester — 2 July 2016
Dorchester Armed Forces Day
- Borough Gardens,
Veterans and cadets will march in the town, led by Wessex Military Band and followed by WWII vehicles.
The march will start in North Square at 1325 and proceed down South Street and along Bowling Alley Walk and end in the Borough Gardens where there will be an open air Civic Service at 1350. After the service, the Mayor of Dorchester will present veterans badges to any veterans who have applied for a badge. There will follow music from the bandstand with 1940s and other appropriate music provided by Wessex Military Band. The Dorchester Rock Choir will complete the entertainment.
There will be stalls in the Gardens promoting the RNA, RAFA, SAFA etc, showing how they support veterans. A stall will be manned by a local historian and will illustrate Dorchester’s Contribution to WWI. Other groups have been invited to have a stall.
The nearest parking is in the Top o’ Town, Wollasten Field and the Trinity Street car parks, all of which are a short walk from the Borough Gardens. There is no admission charge and there is a café and toilets in the gardens. The public are welcome to bring a picnic.
Further details are available from the organising committee’s secretary, Roy Dean, whose contact details are below.