Published on:17 June 2016
Sunday 26 June 2016 - Armed Forces Day Parade. This year Enfield Council is supporting the Enfield Royal British Legion in recognition of the brave servicemen and women who have fought in many conflicts.
Sunday 26 June 2016 - Armed Forces Day Parade
This year Enfield Council is supporting the Enfield Royal British Legion in recognition of the brave servicemen and women who have fought in many conflicts.
The parade starts at 11.40am from Chase Side Primary School in Trinity Street, Enfield Town, with serving troops and their families; veterans, recruits and cadets taking part.
Roads along the parade route have had extra cleaning and the Armed Forces Day Flag will be flying between 20 and 27 June.
A marching band from the Caledonian pipers and drummers will be playing famous wartime favourites from two world wars and memorable marching tunes and residents are expected to welcome and cheer them on.
They will be marching past the Enfield war memorial, through Enfield Town to the Civic Centre where the Armed Forces Flag will be raised again and a salute taken.
Four cadets who have shown exceptional skills at training camps in the past year will receive certificates of excellence.
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: "Our armed forces are considered the best in the world. So many young people are willing to risk their lives; or endure serious injury to ensure that we can maintain our way of life in peace and security. They deserve our gratitude, respect and support.
"Through the Armed Forces Day Parade we can express our thanks to all those who are prepared to make the sacrifices that conflict demands and honour those who have given their lives fighting injustice and tyranny on foreign battlefields.
"I urge residents to turn out in force and cheer on our service men and women as they parade through Enfield."