12 Jun Locals invited to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community
Basildon Borough residents are invited to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
This year, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 30 June. It is a chance to honour and give a boost to currently serving troops, their families, veterans and cadets.
The celebrations begin in the borough on Monday 25 June at noon when Cllr David Dadds, the Mayor of Basildon, will be joined by veterans to raise the Armed Forces Day flag above the Basildon Centre.
On Armed Forces Day itself, a parade organised by the Civil Military Partnership Board, in partnership with Basildon Council, will take place in Basildon town centre.
It will begin from Toys R Us at noon, with an inspection by Wing Commander Nicky Weston in East Square at 12.15pm. This will be followed by a march-past ending at Costa Coffee at 12.40pm.