Schedule revealed ahead of Cleethorpes Armed Forces weekend
An exciting schedule of events has been unveiled ahead of this weekend’s annual Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes.
The impressive schedule includes a hot air balloon illuminated display, a performance by the RAF College Band, and fly pasts by a Spitfire, Hurricane and B-17 Flying Fortress.
The resort, which last year hosted the Armed Forces Day national event, will once again see a series of military spectacles.
The weekend’s celebrations will kick off on Friday 30 June, with stalls opening to the public from midday in the vicinity of the Remembrance Gate.
People attending the day are advised to plan in advance so as to avoid disappointment.
The full schedule can be found below. Many of the details below are subject to weather and last minute changes. All details are correct at the time of publishing.
Friday 30 June 2017
12.00pm – Stands and stalls open
6.00pm – Entertainment and local bands at Remembrance Gate
10.25pm – Fireworks Finale
Saturday 1 July 2017
10.00am – Stalls and charity areas open
12.00pm – Artiez Glee Club children’s choir perform at the Remembrance Gate
1.00pm – Parade gun fires marking the start of the parade from Market Street to Cambridge Street and Knoll Street
2.00pm – Address and presentations by dignitaries including the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire
2.15pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Display
2.30pm – RAF College Band at the Remembrance Gate
4pm – Local entertainment and bands around the Remembrance Gate
5.30pm – Silhouettes Musical Theatre at the Remembrance Gate
6.30pm – Sunset Ceremony
7.30pm – Evening entertainment at the Remembrance Gate
9.00pm – Balloon night glow display in the Leisure Centre car park
10.25pm – Fireworks finale
Sunday 2 July 2017
10.00am – Stands and stalls open until 6.00pm
1.00pm – 4.00pm – Flying displays
- B-17 Flying Fortress
- Wildcat Aerobatics
- Piston Provost
Over the weekend, the Knoll, Cleethorpes, will be a focal point for several vehicles and military assets, including:
- Lancaster Bomber PO-S SUGAR R5868 Cockpit
- English Electric Lightning Cockpit
- 432 Armoured Personnel Carrier
- Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier
- Humber Pig Armoured Personnel Carrier
- Stalwart Amphibious Military Truck
- Scorpion British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
- RWMIK Land Rover
- A selection of World War II vehicles