Armed Forces Day

Community Sat 25 Jun 2022 11:00AM

Organised in collaboration with The Royal British Legion, Haverhill Family History Group, St Mary’s Church and Haverhill Town Council

Age Recommendation: All the family | Running time: TBC

A Haverhill Town Council event

Come and give the vehicle rally a wave as they pass through many of the residential streets in Haverhill, or see them in close up on the Market Square.

On Monday 20 June HTC will hold a flag raising ceremony in advance of Armed Forces Day.

More details below

 

Leave Arts Centre Car Park -> right onto Duddery Hill -> across Hollands Road roundabout -> left into Greenfields Way -> straight across Orford Road roundabout -> straight across roundabout into Cleves Road -> left into Burton End -> right into Chivers Road -> 2nd right at roundabout into Chimswell Way -> left into Park Road -> straight across roundabout by Hawthorn Road -> right at roundabout onto A1307 -> 3rd right at roundabout onto Withersfield Road -> left into Howe Road -> right into Arrendene Road (2nd entrance) -> left onto Howe Road -> left onto Withersfield Road -> left at Cangle roundabout -> straight across roundabout into Wratting Road -> turn round at roundabout by old Fox PH -> left into Chalkstone Way -> straight across at roundabout near Westfield School -> left into Shetland Road -> left at roundabout onto Chalkstone Way -> left at roundabout into Coupals Road -> 2nd left into Roman Way -> right onto Coupals Road -> right at roundabout onto Chalkstone Way -> left into Millfields Way -> left onto Wratting Road -> left at roundabout into Cangle Road -> 2nd exit at roundabout onto Lordscroft Lane -> right into Swan Lane -> straight ahead onto Market Square.

Haverhill Town Council has arranged a number of ceremonies and events to mark Armed Forces Week, a nation-wide series of events and activities organised to demonstrate support to the men and women of the armed forces.

On Saturday 18 June at 11.00am outside St Mary’s Church on the High Street there will be a short service to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict. Alison McRobb will perform a clarinet rendition of ‘The Crags of Mount Tumbledown’ and the Mayor of Haverhill Cllr Bruce Davidson and his consort Cllr Elaine McManus will be in attendance.

On Monday 20th June at 2.00pm, flags will be raised on Market Square. Noah Blythe will play Last Post and Reveille, Ian Levett from St Mary’s Church will read a blessing and the Mayor of Haverhill will officiate.

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Proceedings on Saturday 25 June commence at 10.50am with a one-minute silence to honour Haverhill veterans – many of whom were regular attendees at previous Armed Forces Day events –  who have recently passed away. At 11.00am, a military vehicle convoy will set off from the Arts Centre car park and proceed through many of the streets and roads of Haverhill to arrive on Market Square at around noon. A map of the intended route will be on the Haverhill Town Council website and social media pages as well www.haverhillafd.org.uk.

As the convoy makes its way back to the town centre The Phoenix Pipe and Drum Band will be there to entertain the crowds as they inspect the convoy vehicles up close, as will the Victory Rolls performing a set classic numbers from the 30s, 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 Military Charity for Limbless Veterans. The service flags will be raised at 1.00pm.

Haverhill Mayor Bruce 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.’

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Haverhill Town Council has organised the Armed Forces Day events in collaboration with Haverhill Family History Group and The Haverhill Branch of the Royal British Legion.

 

 

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