Wessex FM Broadcasting From Weymouth Carnival Today
6:42am 20th August 2014
It's Carnival Day in Weymouth and the Royal Airforce has flown into town.
They have a careers stand outside the Pavilion and the Red Arrows will be making their annual appearance this afternoon.
It's the 13th year the RAF have brought their show to Weymouth and Councillor Rachel Rogers told Wessex FM this year is particularly poignant;
"Weymouth has a long history of involvement with the military so it's good to see the RAF back here on Carnival Day in a year when we've been commemorating the outbreak of World War One and the 70th anniversary of D-Day."
Wessex FM will be broadcasting from Weymouth Seafront bringing you a flavour of the day's events, which start with the crowning of Carnival Queen Emma Whitbread at 10am at the New Vic.
Deputy Carnival Chairman Lee Armstrong is urging everyone who goes to Weymouth Carnival today to put a pound in the collection buckets.
"If every person who came to carnival donated just one pound, that would more than pay for the event and we would have a lot to give to charity."
The Red Arrows will be flying in with their display at 5.30pm. The road along the seafront will close at 5.15pm. The procession starts from Weymouth Pavilion and travels down to Lodmoor at 6.30pm tonight. Don't forget to look out for the Wessex FM team and our Wild Wild West Dorset Float.
The day will finish with a fireworks display over Weymouth Bay at 9.30pm tonight.