Armed Forces Day at the Redoubt this weekend

Armed Forces Day at the Redoubt Fortress, eastbourne'25/06/11
Armed Forces Day at the Redoubt Fortress, eastbourne'25/06/11

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday (June 29) and it will be marked at Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fortress.

People at various events across the country will show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

This includes currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

The Napoleonic Fortress will be holding an event coinciding with the national event, consisting of living history performances, music, dance, military vehicles, re-enactors and a Drumhead church service.

Cllr Carolyn Heaps, Eastbourne Borough Council cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said “The Armed Forces Day is a crucial day for us to show our respect and support for those who are connected to the armed forces community in any way.

“The Redoubt Fortress is a well suited venue for this and the various activities sound very interesting.”

During the day, guests can enjoy music from the Eastbourne Silver Band and The Big Jazz, as well as looking through the selection of military weaponry from the Civil war onwards at the Hands On History stand. In addition.

There will be a number of activities for visitors to enjoy, including trying on uniforms and handling the weaponry.

Visitors can get refreshments and snacks The Outpost cafe.

The event starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm. The event is free however donations are warmly welcomed. Museum entry is also free during the Armed Forces Day event.