A military parade and a host of family fun and entertainment are being lined up to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Sandwell this Saturday (29 June).
The event at Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich, starts with a parade at 11am, followed by a fun day with entertainment, singing and military-themed stalls running until 2pm.
Entry is free and entertainment includes wartime songs from Funtime Theatre and Maggie O’Hara and Creative Academies putting on sports and children’s activities. Young people can also check out the youth bus and a climbing wall.
Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Yvonne Davies said: “The celebration gives people of all ages an opportunity to show their support for all the men and women who have served our country in our armed forces. I would encourage everyone to come along, bring their friends and families and have a wonderful day out.
“This event will have added significance this year with this month marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day and, coming up later in the year, the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.”