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Nuneaton Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Nuneaton Based Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron joined other local Armed Forces groups and Veterans for Nuneaton 's Town Centre celebrations in support of Armed Forces Day.

Nuneaton came out in force to celebrate Armed Forces Day with thousands of people flocking to the Ropewalk Centre for the launch of the new
Armed Forces Discount Card
which offers reductions from local businesses for serving, and former, armed forces personnel.

Three young Air Cadet percussionists, Cadet Atlanta Curless, Flight Sergeant's Justin Allan and Connor Little, marked the opening of the day's events in the Ropewalk Centre with an outstanding display of drumming which was followed by music and dance provided by members of the local Gurkha community.

After the launch ceremony in the Ropewalk, the focus of the event moved into Abbey Street where the Air Cadets set up their display alongside other military groups and forces charities. Visitors to the Town Centre celebrations were also treated to displays by Gurkha dancers and soldiers from the 30 Signal Regiment as well as a brass band and the chance for children to try on military uniforms.

Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “I was thrilled with the performance of our drummers in Ropewalk, they did their Squadron and Nuneaton as a whole proud to be part of the Armed Forces Community. I was also pleased to see so many local people come and support Armed Forces Day, with all of Nuneaton's generations coming together to show our respect to the Armed Forces.”

He added,” It's so important that Nuneaton celebrates Armed Forces Day, there's a strong contingent of ex-servicemen and women in the town and this event was a way to say thanks to all of them for what they have done and show our support for those who are still serving in the forces today”.

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