A packed day of activities will commemorate Armed Forces Day in Bolton this Saturday.
The event takes place on Saturday, June 28 in Victoria Square, starting at 11am and running through to 3pm.
Bolton’s tribute to those who have served in the armed forces, both past and present, begins with short service and a wreath laying ceremony led by the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Martin Donaghy.
The day will include displays from the armed forces and cadets, vintage vehicles, re-enactment of stories from the First World War, and music.
The programme for the day is:
- 11am Short service and wreath laying
- 11.20am Bolton Sea Cadets signalling and flashing lights display
- 11.40am Bolton RA Cadets: first aid display
- 1pm Re-enactor performs stories from the First World War
- 1.20pm Bolton RA Cadets drill display
- 1.40pm 80Sqn Air Training Cadets display
- 2pm Re-enactor performs stories from the First World War in Bolton Museum
- 2pm Inter Cadet Competition
- 2.45pm Final parade starts
- 3pm Re-enactor performs stories from the First World War in Bolton Museum
- 3pm Event closed with the Sunset ceremony and lowering of the Armed Forces Day Flag to mark the end of Armed Forces Week