Lowestoft Armed Forces Day 25th June 2016
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I went to Lowestoft on Saturday 25th June to see the 11th Annual Armed Forces Day there. The show was opened at 10:30 and finished at 3:00. On the Royal Green there were many stalls linked to the armed forces, such as various cadets, the British Legion and other associations. There was also a mixture of historic vehicles, a mock Spitfire IX from Oulton Broad and the main arena. At 12:00 there was a Drumhead Service conducted by the Reverend Michael Asquith, the Salvation Army Band (Lowestoft) and guests, Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston and the Mayor of Lowestoft. The parade was led by the City of Norwich Pipe Band before various associations marched onto the arena including the American Colour Guard. At the end of the service a Eurocopter EC 135 T2+ owned by Bond Air Services Ltd went over by the sea and later looked like it went down to land but I am not sure quite where. In the afternoon I saw Bob Collis who came to our Club and has given us talks. He was on the Lowestoft Aviation Society Stand and selling his book on the history of Lowestoft in WWII.

By Andrew Elphick

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