VIDEO: Wirral commemorates Armed Forces Day

Wirral Globe: Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day.

CROWDS gathered outside Wallasey Town Hall on Saturday to show their support and recognise the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces and their families, both past and present.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen marched through the town to mark Armed Forces Day.

The parade began at the RNA Club in Seacombe before making its way to the town hall, where deputy mayor of Wirral, Cllr Les Rowlands, took the salute next to the flagpole.

The procession then continued to the Royal British Legion Club in Withens Lane.

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Members of the Armed Forces march through Wallasey.

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The parade makes its way to Wallasey Town Hall.

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Five-year-old Josh Ellis, from Tranmere, looks on at the parade.

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Soldiers pass through the town on Armed Forces Day.

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Deputy mayor Cllr Les Rowlands takes the salute at Wallasey Town Hall.

 

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12:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Jack Boot says...

I really dont understand why we need 'Armed Forces Day', what's up with sticking with the Armistice day which commemorates those lost soldiers. This one seems to celebrate our armed forces, ie the militarisation of our society?
I really dont understand why we need 'Armed Forces Day', what's up with sticking with the Armistice day which commemorates those lost soldiers. This one seems to celebrate our armed forces, ie the militarisation of our society? Jack Boot
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1:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ballacrain says...

I am at a loss to understand why this event along with others does not receive a lot more publicity prior. It is possible that a lot more would have turned out for this if they had known prior. No good advertising an event on the day,it needs to be done well in advance with regular updates.
I am sure that the recent 10k run along the front would have been watched by a lot more than actually did.
Are we in the Wirral ashamed of holding these events, if not let the people know about them.
I am at a loss to understand why this event along with others does not receive a lot more publicity prior. It is possible that a lot more would have turned out for this if they had known prior. No good advertising an event on the day,it needs to be done well in advance with regular updates. I am sure that the recent 10k run along the front would have been watched by a lot more than actually did. Are we in the Wirral ashamed of holding these events, if not let the people know about them. ballacrain
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1:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

PaulCa says...

Local hero and dignitary Mayor Foulkes snubbed them and went to Liverpool instead.
Local hero and dignitary Mayor Foulkes snubbed them and went to Liverpool instead. PaulCa
  • Score: 4
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