Wessex FM At Official Launch Of Armed Forces Celebrations
2:47pm 22nd May 2013
Wessex FM has been to the official launch of Weymouth and Portland's Armed Forces Day Celebrations.
The Ministry of Defence has provided the Borough with a grant of £10,000 to put the event on on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23rd June.
Highlights of the weekend will include a seafront parade, recognising the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
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.