25, 2017 Video
& Photos: Burnham-On-Sea holds Armed Forces Day parade
of people from local service charities and cadet groups took part
in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (June 24th) to mark
Armed Forces Day.
lined the route of the parade, as pictured here, applauding those
taking part while waving Union Jacks.
parade started outside The Princess Theatre and then headed along
the High Street to the town flag pole, at the junction of Abingdon
Street and Pier Street, where a flag-raising ceremony and remembrance
ceremony took place.
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Royal Air Force Association,
British Legion and Town Council did a brilliant job in organising
the parade. Burnham has a strong affinity to the armed forces and
it was brilliant to see such a great turnout of local people, creating
a brilliant atmosphere on a busy Saturday."
Bryan, President of the Burnham branch of RAFA (Royal Air Forces
Association), added: "We're delighted with how it went - there
was an extremely good turnout this year - and it was great to see
so many residents out waving flags as the parade went past."
Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) also held their annual Brew For
The Few coffee morning at The Railway pub, raising hundreds of pounds
for the charity. Burnham's Royal British Legion branch also welcomed
visitors to its HQ in Victoria Street.
lined the High Street to watch Burnham's Armed Forces Day parade
parade took the salute from the Mayor and Somerset Lord Lieutenant
Rev Sharon Crossman with Deputy Mayor Peter Burridge-Clayton and
Mayoress Frances Hancock
from 'Burnham Bike Knights' led and ended Saturday's parade
of Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue were among those in the parade
and in reflective mood at the ceremony at the town fountain
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI were also among the groups taking part
James Heappey with the town's army cadets after Saturday's parade
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