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18 June 2019

Free VIP afternoon cream tea for veterans at Armed Forces Day National Event

Are you an Armed Forces veteran? Come and enjoy afternoon tea as special guests at this year's Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury.

Veterans are being invited to join the event on Sunday 30 June as VIPs for afternoon cream tea as part of the celebrations being held at Hudson's Field from 28 June to 30 June.

Tea will be served from 1pm and guests will be encouraged to form up in the main arena from 2.30pm as part of a drumhead service that starts from 3pm. It will take place in the area of the SSAFA VIP Marquee on Hudson's Field, Salisbury courtesy of Nicholas & Harris.

Tickets and more details are available at Eventbrite.

The whole weekend promises to be spectacular.

The Friday night will open with an evening dedicated to our Armed Forces, with a barbecue for them and their families along with entertainment. The entertainment will be open to all and will see Shine for Salisbury winners Duck n Cuvver get the evening going before headliners The Feeling take to the stage.

On Saturday morning the military will parade through the streets of the city centre. The line-up at Hudson's Field on Saturday includes an air show, military demonstrations, culminating with free to attend live entertainment and fireworks. Shine for Salisbury winners The Treblemakers will get the party started, before The Upbeat Beatles and the soon to be announced headliners.

Sunday focuses on veterans and young people those who have served and those who may serve with a commemoration and drumhead service, supported by the Royal British Legion, with the Bishop of Salisbury and padres leading the service. There will also be the opportunity to help the event attempt to break a record by creating the world's largest human poppy in the main arena. The evening, and weekend, will be brought to a spectacular close Björn Again performing the hits of ABBA.

For more information about Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 visit our website or follow us @SalisburyAFD on social media #SalisburyAFD.

Last updated: 18 June 2019 | Last reviewed: 18 June 2019

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