Concert to mark Armed Forces Day

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SEAHAVEN Veterans and Armed Forces Day will be scaled back this year because of the Olympics and Jubilee.

The event’s organising committee decided to stage a concert on Seaford seafront.

But the committee promised next year would see the return of the commemoration in all its glory.

Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday June 30.

The free concert featuring Seaford Silver Band will take place at the Martello Tower, off the Esplanade, at 2.30pm.

The band will play until 3pm when a static parade of standards, veterans and service cadets will take place and be inspected.

Music will resume at 3.30pm and the event will close at 4pm.

The inspecting officer will be the Vice Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Sara Stonor.

Those attending are welcome to bring their own seating.

The organising committee consists of representatives from Seaford Town Council, the Seahaven Branch of ‘The Royal Society of St George, Seahaven Branch of RAFA, Rotary, Seaford Silver Band and the Seaford Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Local branches of forces charities and the service cadets are invited to attend with their standards and members, and to have stalls in the vicinity.

Seaford Museum will open at 1.30pm, with free admission for the afternoon.

Visitors will be able see the military history display.

Toilet and refreshments facilities are nearby on the sea front and parking is free.

Seahaven Veterans’ and Armed Forces Day is organised by the Seahaven branch of the Royal Society of St George.