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Three people walking side by side across a bridge, smiling and chatting. The first woman on the left is dressed in a Royal Air Force uniform, the person in middle is in a Navy sailor's uniform and the woman on the far right is wearing a smart Army uniform with jacket, skirt and hat.

Armed Forces Day event to celebrate our heroes

A new community event on Ealing Green to celebrate Armed Forces Day is being hosted by Ealing Council.

This is the first time an event of this kind is being held, which will showcase the work of the armed forces and thank them for their contribution to the borough. Members of the public as well as current and former service people and their families are welcome.

The event on Saturday 29 June begins at 12.30pm with the raising of the official Armed Forces Day flag and presentations of certificates by the Deputy Lieutenant Richard Kornicki. St Benedict’s School Combined Cadet Force will then give a drumming performance.

Cadet groups will have stalls on the Green (in front of Pitzhanger Manor) demonstrating skills they have learned in their units and the public will be able to try some of them out themselves.

The council is committed to celebrating the armed forces community and worked with members of the community to create this expanded event. The Armed Forces Day flag will fly over Perceval House from 24 June to 1 July.

It also has a well-publicised Armed Forces Covenant confirming the council’s commitment to supporting veterans and those who are demobilising out of the armed forces with housing and education. This includes information on housing, employment, welfare, education and health services. Ealing Council is a forces-friendly employer which provides at least an extra 5 days paid leave to reservists for training. As a result, the council has been awarded the silver award by the Defence Employee Recognition Scheme (ERS) and is working towards the gold award.

Royal British Legion

The Greenford branch of the Royal British Legion will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June from 1pm to 6pm at the British Legion, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford.
Admission is free and there will be a barbecue, raffle, bouncy castle, jiving and a military themed fancy dress competition. Everyone is welcome.

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