Seaford Veterans’ and Armed Forces’ Day parade

A celebration of the armed forces will be held in Seaford tomorrow (Saturday June 29) when Seahaven Veterans’ and Armed Forces’ Day is staged.

The event will feature a parade of veterans and cadets at 12.30pm who will march from the Martello Tower to the Martello Fields.

Seahaven Veterans’ and Armed Forces’ Day is being organised by Seaford Town Council and the Seahaven Branch of the Royal Society of St George.

The parade will include a piper, standards, sea cadets, veterans, army cadets, the Air Training Corps and some civilian organisations.

Once at the Martello Fields, just off the Esplanade, the parade will be inspected by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field and the mayor of Seaford Anthony White.

The Martello Fields will be open from 11am to 4pm.

There will be community stalls, Rotary Tavern in the Tent, a fun fair, mini tanks, arena displays and military exhibitions.

Visitors can also expect a flyball team display, dance groups, a display from Seaford Lifeguards, Seaford Rock and Jazz Orchestra and a cadet display.

The chairman of the Seahaven branch of the Royal Society of St George, Bob Peedle, MBE, said: “In November each year on Remembrance Day we remember those who have died or suffered as a result of war, the service men and women as well as the civilian services.

“Veterans’ and Armed Forces’ Day, however, gives us a chance to honour those still with us, many of whose service has gone unsung or unrewarded.”