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Military vehicles convoy through Haverhill forms just part of town's Armed Forces Day celebrations



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A week of activities, including a military vehicle convoy, get under way in Haverhill this weekend for Armed Forces Week.

It all begins on Saturday, June 18 at 11am outside St Mary’s Church, where there will be a short service to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Alison McRobb will perform a clarinet rendition of The Crags of Mount Tumbledown and the mayor of Haverhill, Cllr Bruce Davidson will be present.

Armed Forces Day celebrations in Haverhill in 2021 Picture by Mark Westley
Armed Forces Day celebrations in Haverhill in 2021 Picture by Mark Westley

Cllr Davidson said: “I am honoured to be able to play an official role in the proceedings this year. Haverhill Town Council has a long history of paying its respects to the men and women of the armed forces and are thankful for all they do to serve our country.

“Of course, we hope for sunny weather but I know that the people of Haverhill are happy to come out rain or shine to share these special community events.”

Next Monday at 2pm, flags will be raised on Market Square. Noah Blythe will play Last Post and Reveille and Ian Levett from St Mary’s Church will read a blessing.

Armed Forces Day flags flying. Contributed picture
Armed Forces Day flags flying. Contributed picture

On Saturday, June 25, at 10.50am, there will be a one-minute silence to honour Haverhill veterans.

At 11am, a military vehicle convoy will leave the arts centre car park, going through Haverhill to arrive on Market Square at about midday.

A map of the intended route will be on the the town council website and social media pages as well as HERE

The Victory Rolls will be singing songs from the 1930 to 1950s at Haverhill's Armed Forces Day. Submitted picture
The Victory Rolls will be singing songs from the 1930 to 1950s at Haverhill's Armed Forces Day. Submitted picture

As the convoy makes its way back to the town centre The Phoenix Pipe and Drums will play as people inspect the vehicles, and the Victory Rolls trio will sing songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

There will also be stalls and activities from such groups as The Haverhill Family History Group, Haverhill History Group and BLESMA. The service flags will be raised at 1pm.

The town council has organised the Armed Forces Day events in collaboration with Haverhill Family History Group and the Haverhill Royal British Legion.