Mansfield — 28 June 2020
‘Thanks & Fun’ A Tribute to the Armed Forces
All the local Armed forces groups and cadets have been invited to attend Mansfield’s tribute to all the Armed Forces to say ‘Thank you’ and recognise their role in our community. This is a well-established and well attended day with a great atmosphere.
The day starts with a parade lead by the Mansfield District Corps of Drums followed by all the standard bearers and armed forces & cadets. The whole street has people waving their AF day flags showing pride in the services and the town. We have an official opening ceremony to highlight why we are having this day.
This is a community event with representation of all the forces, a food and craft market, live entertainment for the 1950’s duo and 1940’s swing band. There’s dancing, singing, flag waving and an opportunity to see army vehicles and have an AF selfy in our frame. Messages of thanks can be posted on our giant heart. We apply every year for an RAF flypast which really puts the icing on the cake.