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Spitfire In Fly Past To Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day Press Call Weymouth 2014

4:02pm 29th April 2014
(Updated 5:48pm 30th April 2014)

A fly past by a spitfire from the Second World War will be one of the highlights of Weymouth and Portland's Armed Forces Day Celebrations this year.

The Ministry Of Defence has given the Borough £10,000 to support the events which will be held from the 21st to the 27th June.

Thousands of veterans are expected to attend.

Another highlight will be a beach assault carried out by local service personnel from Wyke Regis and Major Ian Drummond says it's a special anniversary for them.

"This is the 20th year we've supported the events in Weymouth.  We're very proud to have 26 engineer regiment to come down this year to provide us with a beach assault and bridge building.  They'll be lots of bangs and military activity, its set to be a great event."

The borough's biggest event will include a service of remembrance, a seafront veterans parade, displays and activities recognising the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth will lead the Sunday parade.

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