Join the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Colin Ross, veterans, forces personnel and cadets on Saturday 17 June to celebrate Armed Forces & Veterans Day.
Watch the veterans parade and ceremony, tap your toes and sing along to the Ashby Big Band as they transport us back in time with wartime classics and some dance floor favourites and see the forces display stands and find out more about cadets, the armed forces and the armed forces covenant.
Armed Forces and Veterans Day honours the outstanding contribution made by current members of the armed forces and by veterans of all ages. The day is an opportunity for us all to join together to pay tribute to our armed forces past, present and future.
This year’s event will especially honour the ladies who went to war and the special Operatives Executive, the bravest of the brave men and women who operated in the occupied countries in Europe and the Far East was a lonely war and they risked it all even knowing that should they be caught their fate was torture and almost certain death. We commemorate the service and sacrifice of all those who lost or risked their lives.
This is also a year for celebration as we mark HM The King’s Coronation and look forward as he picks up the mantle as an ambassador for the UK to the world.