Sun shines on Seahaven Armed Forces Day

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The sun shone at Seahaven Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 27 as thousands of people turned out at Martello Fields in Seaford.

A parade of veterans and cadets, arena events and a fun fair, as well as live music from the Seaford Rock and Jazz Orchestra, were all part of the day.

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Organisers Seaford Town Council and the Seahaven branch of the Royal Society of St George described the event as a huge success.

Chairman of Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day Joint Committee, major Bob Peedle, said: “On behalf of the Joint Organising Committee, may I thank all members of the Seaford Bonfire Society, who gave up their time to join us at the Martello Fields to act as stewards for the event. You were all so helpful and cheerful, so congratulations on a great job well done.”

The organising committee thanked Lewes District Council, as well as town councils in Newhaven and Telscombe, which supported the event with grants.

Seaford Town Council met the costs of administration and publicity, as well as providing the venue free of charge. Any left-over money will be given to the three service cadet units.

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Laurie Holland added: “As an Honorary Freeman of Seaford, it gave me a great sense of pride that such a successful event could take place in Seaford. It showed how the town and the organisations within it, can get together with other local councils and neighbouring bodies to organise a family event, which recognised the armed forces veterans and the young cadets.

“It also enabled local voluntary organisations to raise money and publicise themselves. Well done Seaford.”

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