Pay tribute to the Armed Forces at Redoubt fortress

Armed Forces Day SUS-140618-110612001
Armed Forces Day SUS-140618-110612001

The Redoubt is hosting a day of events on June 28 (10am-5pm) to mark Armed Forces Day.

The event will show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

The weekend’s programme includes free entry to the museum, music and a Drumhead Church service. This year’s event will have the added poignancy as it is marking the Centenary of the start of World War One.

Cllr Carolyn Heaps said, “Armed Forces Day is a national day celebrating the incredible work from our armed forces and showing support for those connected. The event at the Redoubt is set to do that along with some very interesting activities and we highly recommend going.”

The Redoubt opens at 10am and the event starts with a Drumhead service at 11am, with a series of readings by Reverend John Kimberley along with a bible reading from the Mayor of Eastbourne. The standard bearers for different services will also be incorporated.

Following on at 12pm, guests can enjoy the Eastbourne Silver Band who will play for an hour and then watch the Cadet Tattoo until 4pm. The Cadet Tattoo will involve a Gun Run, Drill Display and parade.

Visitors can head to the Knit For Victory stall, with items being sold for the Redoubt’s Cannon Fund, and see the new Edmund Blunden exhibition.