Swanley Town Council held its first Armed Forces Day celebrations in June which was well attended by several thousand people throughout the day. Cannon fire rang through the air at regular intervals as Nothe Fort
Cannon fire rang through the air at regular intervals as Nothe Fort Re-enactors from Weymouth put on displays of military drills and yelled warnings to ‘cover your ears’.
In addition, the Lord Lt of Kent Mrs R Dymond attended and inspected cadets taking part in a Drum Head Service Parade accompanied by the Mayor of Swanley Councillor Laurence Ball and the Leader of Sevenoaks District Council, Councillor Lawrence Abraham
Throughout the day people could enjoy displays, food and drink and listen to music.
Vintage and classic vehicles added another element to the show while young and old enjoyed a fun packed day and said thank you to the men and women of our armed forces.
Organiser and Civic Manager Mrs Toni Roast said ‘it was a great day and I am very pleased with the turnout and will be looking to double the size of the event for 2018’.
The event was supported with funding from the National Lottery and Ministry of Defence along with Kent County Council and many local sports clubs and volunteer groups also attended.
There are attempts to get an aerial display organised for next year and bookings are already being taken for available pitches.
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