Armed Forces Day marked in Sutton
PUBLISHED: 08:15 01 July 2015
Copyright: Barry Giddings
Sutton's branch of the Royal British Legion threw open its doors for Armed Forces Day, on Saturday.
Armed Forces Day Sutton
The Air Crew Flight Equipment team from RAF Lakenheath, They look after all the flight equipment for the pilots and the people who have to parachute from the planes. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS
Kevin and Allen from The East of England Military Museum. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS
Jonathon Cawcthorn, head of the Poppy Appeal at Sutton. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS
City of Ely Military Band performed at the event. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS
Ian Bonnet and Paul Babcock from The Big Hearted Charity Bikers. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS
The event saw a display of military vehicles and weapons, a parachute display, live music, stalls, games and even a visit by two Chelsea Pensioners.
City of Ely Military Band played for visitors and birds from the Raptor Foundation in St Ives were also on show.
Sharon Bogunovic, from the Sutton Legion, posted on Facebook: “A big thank you to everyone who supported the Armed Forces Day – fantastic weather and a fantastic day. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day.”
The event formed part of a host of activities in the village across the weekend, which also included Sutton Gault Day and a Last Night of the Proms-style event at St Andrew’s Church, both on Sunday.