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Toby Perkins MP: “I hope the public will support this event to thank our veterans and show solidarity with our forces men and women who are currently serving.”

Toby Perkins MP: “I hope the public will support this event to thank our veterans and show solidarity with our forces men and women who are currently serving.”

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins is mustering the public to join him in celebrating the work of armed service personnel, past and present, at the annual Staveley Armed Forces Weekend.

Taking place in Poolsbrook Country Park on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, organisers Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association say this year’s event promises to be their biggest yet, with the highlight a flypast from a World War II Dakota aircraft on both days.

Saturday begins with a military parade led by a brass band to the Park, leaving shortly after 9.30am from Staveley Market Square. Entertainment throughout the weekend includes live music from 1940s-inspired performers, displays from rescue dogs and birds of prey, a paintball range, climbing wall and good food in the NAAFI-style diner. 

Sunday’s offering begins with a procession from Medows Drive at 10am to a special outdoor ecumenical church service in Poolsbrook Country Park, led by Royal British Legion Padres with musical accompaniment from the Ireland Colliery brass band, before an afternoon of fun and games on the site including a second Dakota flypast.

Entry is free for the whole weekend and a range of community and charity groups including scouts, cadets and residents’ association information stalls will be present.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, who is attending the celebration and joining parade, said: “I’m looking forward to going to this popular weekend of festivities once again. The event gets bigger each year and, as well as being a great deal of family fun, goes to show the esteem those who have put their lives in the line of fire are held in.”

Mr Perkins added: “I hope the public will support this event, as they have so marvellously in the past, to thank our veterans and show solidarity with our forces men and women who are currently serving.”

 

For more information about the event, please contact Joe on 07731 955439 or email joe@safva.co.uk.

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