Cash Boost for Weymouth Armed Forces Day Parade
1:02pm 15th May 2013
10 thousand pounds has been awarded to Weymouth and Portland to celebrate the achievements of our men and women in the military.
The funding grant comes from the Ministry of Defence to support the Borough's 2 days of celebrations on the 22nd and 23rd of June.
Armed Forces Day is an annual event to honour those past and present who've served in the military.
Festival highlights will include a service of remembrance, a seafront parade recognising the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, beach assault, military vehicle convoy from Weymouth Esplanade to Castletown on Portland, a flypast by a Lancaster plane and marching and performing bands.
Cllr Michael Goodman, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee Chairman, said: "This is fantastic news for the borough, a resounding success for the organising team, local veterans and the borough council and I would like to thank the Ministry of Defence for their kind and generous donation.
"There has been a considerable amount of work and commitment behind the scenes and once again the borough's fabulous ability to attract funding and deliver top class events has been truly recognised."
Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations 2013 which is organised by the borough council with support from veterans associations will welcome veterans, residents and visitors to a packed programme of military and veterans commemorations and celebrations