NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014.
Wrexham Council is extending a warm invitation to armed forces personnel, past, future and present to attend the North Wales Armed Forces Day to be held in Wrexham town centre on 21st June.
Plans for the day include the Army and RAF Corps of Drums marching onto Llwyn Isaf green to mark the start of the formalities of the day. They will be playing for the crowds whilst they await a parade which will leave Hightown Barracks led by the Royal Welsh Band at 11.30 into the town centre where a Drumhead service will take place followed by British and Welsh anthems.
Veteran Pins will be presented and the Armed Forces Day Flag will be formally handed over to next year’s event host, Conwy Council. The formalities will then be followed by an afternoon of entertainment on Llwyn Isaf Green and Queen’s Square.
Entertainment already confirmed are circus acts from Circus Malabaristas including jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon moddellers, giant games and a circus workshop.
There will be free facepainting available for the younger ones, musical entertainment from the Rhos Male Voice Choir and the County Youth Band will also be playing during the afternoon.
The RAF have confirmed that a static Griffin helicopter will be flown for the occasion and a Spitfire will fly over during the day. A military village including vehicles and a climbing wall have also been confirmed.
The event starts at 10.00 am and the parade will leave the barracks at 11.30 and arrive in the town centre at 12 noon.
The event is free to attend.
Cllr David Griffiths, Armed Forces Champion, said: “We are all looking forward to welcoming serving and former members of the armed forces and their families into the town centre for a celebration of our armed services and to recognise the sacrifices they and their families have made in their service to their country.
“Wrexham has a long and very proud tradition of supporting the armed forces and I know that all visitors and their families will receive a very warm welcome on the day.”
Road signage will be in place on all main routes into the town to advise those travelling to the event to use town centre car parks.
There are also excellent rail and bus links into the town centre.
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