Learn all about military life at annual Armed Forces event

The street will be filled with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, andmore.
The street will be filled with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, andmore.

To celebrate the start of Armed Forces Week, Calderdale Council is taking part in the Yorkshire Volunteers’ Armed Forces event on Saturday (June 23) from 9am to 5pm.

Local people are invited to show their support for our Armed Forces past and present at a special free event on Southgate in Halifax town centre.

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The street will be filled with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, and more.

Representatives from the Armed Forces will also be attending, and The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Marcus Thompson, will officially open the event at 11am.

He said: “I’m honoured to be attending the annual Armed Forces event in Halifax, to pay tribute to the bravery and commitment of Armed Forces personnel past and present. It’s a particular honour to be hosting celebrations this year, 100 years on from the end of the First World War.

“Everyone is welcome to come along to this special event and find out more about the important contribution of current members of the Armed Forces and veterans of all ages.”

In addition to the event, Calderdale Council will raise the Armed Forces Day Flag at Halifax Town Hall to mark the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday 25 June. A short ceremony will take place at Broad Street Plaza at 10.20am.

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People can learn more about the local history of the Armed Forces at Bankfield Museum in Halifax at the First World War ‘For King and Country’ exhibition. The exhibition has been running over the four years of the centenary of the war and will close on 22 December 2018.

Visit www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk for more information.