Festival Gardens venue for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day in Fife is hoping to build on the success from the Arnhem Memorial Day in 2014 (pictured)
Armed Forces Day in Fife is hoping to build on the success from the Arnhem Memorial Day in 2014 (pictured)
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Fifers of all ages are invited along to Festival Gardens in Leven at 1.00 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) as Fife’s Armed Forces Day comes to Leven.

The annual event has taken place across the Kingdom in years gone by – but organisers were keen to build on the success of the Arnhem Memorial event held in Leven in September by bringing their own celebrations to the town.

This is an event that everyone can take part in

Spectators are invited to the event, which will include a short speech from the military padre and a possible march past in the gardens.

Councillor Charles Haffey, Armed Forces spokesman for Fife Council, told the Mail the event is “part and parcel” of the local authority’s commitment to the military covenant, and acts as a lead into the national Armed Forces Day event, which this year takes place in Guildford on Saturday, June 27.

Cllr Haffey added: “This is an event that everyone can take part in. If anyone has a military connection in the family, maybe their father, grandfather or uncle was in the forces – or even if they are just interested in the forces – they are very welcome to come down and watch the event.

“The military is a family and everyone can come down and be part of that family.”

Cllr Haffey advised that anyone wanting to watch proceedings should try to make their way down to Festival Gardens on Leven Promenade for 12.45 p.m.

It is expected that veterans from the Black Watch Association, Royal Engineers Association and Parachute Regiment Association will all be taking part, with the British Legion also heavily involved.