Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

Dorchester — 4 July 2015

Dorchester Armed Forces Day

1:25 pm to 4:30 pm
9 West Walks Road,
Cornwall Road,

Serving personnel, 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, Cornhill, South Street and along Bowling Alley Walk and end in the Borough Gardens where an open-air Civic Service will take place at 1350pm. 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 and the Durnovaria Band.

There will be stalls in the Gardens promoting the RNA, RAFA et cetera, demonstrating how they support veterans. A local historian will man a stall illustrating 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.

No admission charge.

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 – 01305 8533442;

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