May 28, 2022
Scarborough’s hosting of National Armed Forces Day 2020 has been postponed. Instead, red arrows flew overhead to pay tribute to the armed forces. (Photo: MoD / Crown Copyright)

Twice postponed due to epidemics, the town is set to host a national celebration on Saturday, June 25.

At a full council meeting in late January, the neighbors’ portfolio holder, Cllr Tony Renderson, unveiled the latest update to Big Day plans.

“It’s great for the borough, but the plans are still ongoing,” said Cllr Randerson. “A lot of things are planned here as you would usually go on National Armed Forces Day like the Red Arrows. We have two adopted ships in Scarborough. [and] “Everything is fine, they’re going to be off the coast.”

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Armed forces personnel march in Scarborough for the 2019 ceremony.

Organizers said more updates will be released in March, where various events are planned for the 100 days leading up to the event, including the “stunt” at Scarborough.

In a statement, the Ministry of Defense said:[We are] Work hard with Scarborough Council to organize an unforgettable national event for Armed Forces Day 2022.

It is the Royal Navy’s turn to lead the planning process this year, but the British Army and Royal Air Force will be represented at Scarborough ceremonies, as well as the wider Armed Forces community of veterans, cadets and families. “

Scarborough has two ships belonging to the town: the HMS Duncan, a recently repaired Type 45 destroyer, and the tanker RFA Wave Roller, which is not currently in operation.

Sea Cadets march on Armed Forces Day in Scarborough in 2019.

Cllr Randerson said “hopefully” both ships could be arranged, but the plans have not been finalized.

The Royal Navy said that for security reasons it could not indicate the presence of specific ships very close to the time, planning is underway in Whitehall.

The event, which attracted more than 200,000 people and personalities, including the Prime Minister, was scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 and 2021, but was postponed twice due to uncertainties surrounding the epidemic. Was

Armed Forces Day is a national celebration and is currently a public demonstration of support for those serving in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, as well as veterans, reserves and their families.

Assisting troops through the port in Scarborough in 2019.

“I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s moving forward and the cove doesn’t hit us again because it’s great news for Scarborough and Borough,” said Keller Randerson.

He added that events were being planned for Whitby and Filey, and that they had not been “forgotten.”

Celebrations begin on Monday, June 20, when the Armed Forces Day flag is hoisted across the country.

The ‘great’ event is ahead, says PM.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Scarborough will hold a “spectacular” ceremony later this year when the town hosts Armed Forces Day.

Addressing the Prime Minister’s questions on January 19, Mr. Johnson was asked by Scarborough and Whitby MP Sir Robert Goodwill if he would “remove all stops on land, sea and air to make it a memorable event.” ۔

Mr Johnson said: “I have no doubt that Armed Forces Day will be a wonderful day across the country and Scarborough will make a wonderful and significant contribution.”

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