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Record numbers at Armed Forces Day in Market Deeping




Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping.Market Deeping and Bourne Army Cadets EMN-150628-202527009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping.Market Deeping and Bourne Army Cadets EMN-150628-202527009

Thousands of people enjoyed a day of celebration and commemoration at the third annual Armed Forces Day held in Market Deeping on Saturday.

Organised by the Langtoft, Deeping and District branch of the Royal British Legion, the nostalgic event attracted over 2,000 people for a day of entertainment for all the family.

Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Revd. Philip Brent with Tiffany West and daughter Bryanna (1) in 1940's pram EMN-150628-202252009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Revd. Philip Brent with Tiffany West and daughter Bryanna (1) in 1940's pram EMN-150628-202252009

Organiser, Thomas Brand said: “It was absolutely fantastic - it couldn’t of gone any better!

“This has been the best year yet and has helped to put Market Deeping on the map.”

Highlights of the day included the 5jays dogs display, Peterborough Highland Pipe Band, George Formby tribute act with 1940s dancers and the Hurricane flypast.

Royal Marine Cassidy Little officially opened this year’s event by raising the British flag.

Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Alex Dannells-Myers from the 115 Peterborough ATC with the Howitzer 70 gun EMN-150628-202418009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Alex Dannells-Myers from the 115 Peterborough ATC with the Howitzer 70 gun EMN-150628-202418009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Dog handlers Ray Anderson (with Jip) and Will Carr (with Hector) EMN-150628-202358009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping. Dog handlers Ray Anderson (with Jip) and Will Carr (with Hector) EMN-150628-202358009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping Emmett Prentice (3) and Trueman Edwards (13) looking at vehicles on display at the event EMN-150628-202542009
Armed Forces Day event at Market Deeping Emmett Prentice (3) and Trueman Edwards (13) looking at vehicles on display at the event EMN-150628-202542009


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