Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

Reading — 25 June 2016

Reading’s Armed Forces Day

When
11:00 am to 4:45 pm
Location
The Forbury Gardens,
The Forbury,
Reading

Enjoy an afternoon of live music from the Bandstand, culminating in an Armed Forces Veterans Badge Presentation Ceremony.

Other attractions on the day will include information and fundraising stands, displays and demonstrations hosted by representatives of the Armed Forces veterans’ association and related charities. Free face painting, balloon modelling, remote controlled tanks, refreshments and lots more.

Live Music from the Bandstand:

  • 11am – 11.30am The Moving On Choir
  • 11.45am – 12.30pm Diane James as Dame Vera Lynn
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm The Waterloo Band of the Rifles
  • 1.45pm – 2.30pm Diane James – 50’s inspired Doris Day Set
  • 2.45pm – 4pm Reading Spring Gardens Band
  • 4pm – 4.45pm Veteran’s Badging Ceremony

To complement the activities and entertainment taking place in the Forbury Gardens, there will be a range of displays and entertainment taking place in the Town Centre throughout the day.

The 7 Rifles will host an equipment display in Broad Street, and the Reading Central Band of the Salvation Army will perform between 11am – 1pm.

Live Music in Broad Street:

  • 11am – 1pm Reading Central Band of the Salvation Army
  • 3.15pm The Waterloo Band of the Rifles
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