Mansfield — 26 June 2016
‘Thanks and Fun’ – A tribute to the Armed Forces
- Market Place,
Mansfield BID and Mansfield DC have joined together to bring a fantastic Armed Forces Day tribute event to Mansfield Market Place on Sunday 26th June 2016, 11am to 3pm.
‘Thanks and Fun’ is very much a thank you to all armed forces over the decades who are to be remembered for their past or current service in the forces.
And you’re invited….
This great day out promises to be one to be remembered with representation from:
- The Army Careers Office
- Help for Heroes
- HMS Sherwood
- The Royal British Legion
- 384 Cadets
- 350 Field Squadron (EOD) Royal engineers
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Navy Reserve
- Mercian TA regiment
- Mansfield Sea Cadets
- Pinders Opticians
There will be lots to see and do with:
- Home Guard Road block – Dad’s Army Style!
- WW11 Downed German Airman
- Danger – Unexploded bomb!
- The Women’s Home Guard Auxiliary
- Home Guard Training
- Cadet drills and displays
- Army vehicles on display and the old vintage fire engine from the fire brigade
- Free cupcakes and waving flags
- Pinders Opticians – with a chance to try on old style hats!
Come dressed in style and put on your dancing shoes and dance 1940’s style with help from Trina and her dancers who will demo too. Enjoy a good old sing-a-long with Pete our army singer and the Maypole Good Time Band.
Messages of thanks can be left on our giant heart, for anyone you know who has served in the forces now and in the past, with many read out live on air by Mansfield 103.2 who will be attending the event.
You can join in with the patrolling and we have camouflage face pianting for the kids too!
It’s all FREE so bring the family along and have a picnic on the ‘grass’ or treat yourself to something to eat in one of the town centre’s pubs, cafes, coffee bars, restaurants or take-aways.
This event has been organised by Mansfield BID on behalf of the town centre businesses and Mansfield DC. Match funding has been kindly provided by MOD