Horsham’s Royal British Legion’s ‘Horsham Armed Forces Sunday’ is taking place between 11am and 4pm this Sunday (June 26) in and around the Carfax, Horsham Town Centre.
The event, in support of our armed forces and their families, will feature static displays of historic military vehicles (thanks to the organisers of the Capel Military Vehicle show), a band parade at 11am, followed by a ceremony, cadet force demonstrations, displays by armed forces charities, Gatwick Aviation Museum and the ‘Revivals’ providing further musical entertainment on the bandstand from 1pm.
The band and parade will start at the end of East Street and march into the Carfax, before performing in front of the War memorial. The Carfax and East Street will be closed to traffic from 7am to 4pm, to facilitate this and the display of military vehicles.
The event is being organised by Royal British Legion, with support from Horsham District Council, to highlight the role and work of Royal British Legion and other forces charities and local cadet forces.
Nigel Caplin, Chairman of Royal British Legion, said: “I hope the public will enjoy the event on Sunday, which we would like to repeat every year, as part of the Horsham Time Well Spent calendar. As the Legion’s work in the community evolves, it is important for us to raise awareness of our role and not just be seen around the time of Remembrance.”
Horsham District Council’s Chairman, Christian Mitchell, wished the event well: “I am sorry I can’t be there in person, but hope many people will enjoy the programme that has been organised and look forward to it becoming an established annual event, under the Royal British Legion’s direction.”