Next week the military will be marching into Northampton as the town celebrates Armed Forces Day.
On Saturday 25 June the Market Square will home to serving troops, veterans and cadets as the town comes together to celebrate Armed Forces Day. The day will be a chance to find out more about the activities and work of soldiers and RAF personnel from locally based units. There will also be a chance to meet the charities and groups who support current and former military personnel.
The event starts at 11am and there will be activities, displays and things to see and get involved in until 3.30pm. There will be displays and stalls from the Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Army Benevolent Fund, Royal Anglians and RAF recruitment, Air Cadets, Territorial Army, British Military Fitness and many more.
The day will also feature a performance from the Minden Band of the Queen's Division. More information about the band is available online www.army.mod.uk/music/corps-band/508.aspx
Rewards for Forces will also attend the day to offer a range of discounts to active and former service personnel over a range of products.
Councillor Michael Hill, Northampton Borough Council's cabinet member for Community Engagement said: "As someone who has worked in the Royal Navy I know only too well how important the connection is between service personel and their home town. So I am delighted we will get the chance to celebrate and honour the important work of our armed forces, past and present. I would encourage everyone to come into the town centre for Armed Forces Day to show how proud we are of our veterans, cadets and active service personel."
For more information about what is happening on the Market Square or to find out about upcoming events please visit http://www.marketsquareevents.com/.