PICTURE GALLERY: Eastbourne Drumhead Service

Eastbourne paid tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country on Armed Forces Day at the end of June.

The Redoubt hosted a day of events to show support for the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

In the morning the fortress hosted the Drumhead service, given added poignancy as it is marked the centenary of the start of World War One.

The Drumhead service consisted of a series of readings by Reverend John Kimberley along with a bible reading from the Mayor of Eastbourne. The standard bearers for different services were also incorporated.

Guests enjoyed a performance by Eastbourne Silver Band and watched the Cadet Tattoo, which involved a gun run, drill display and parade.

A Knit for Victory stall sold items, with proceeds going to the Redoubt’s Cannon Fund.

Photos taken by Steve St-Claire and Bob Newton.