Military Wives Choir to appear at Bideford Armed Forces march

16:09 13 June 2014

The Military Wives Choir

The Military Wives Choir

Archant

Ceremony will take place with march through the town and flag raising at Victoria Park on Monday, June 23.

THE Military Wives Choir will be making a guest appearance at Bideford’s Armed Forces Day ceremony on Monday, June 23.

The event, jointly organised by Torridge District Council and Bideford Town Council will see a military parade along the Quay followed by a flag raising in Victoria Park.

Torridge will be joining in with others across the country in showing support for the military community, both serving and retired, at home and abroad, by flying the Armed Forces Flag for the whole week.

A number of local organisations and veterans have been invited to join in the parade being led by the Tarka Pipe Band, including the Royal British Legion, the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Brownies and members of the Royal Marine Association.

Bideford Town Band will be playing, and providing a bugler and the Military Wives Choir will be performing a number of songs.

Councillor Peter Christie, chairman of Torridge District Council, said: “The event is being held to mark the contribution of our Armed Forces to the life and well-being of the nation.

“Many have passed through the ranks – from veterans to cadets – and many are still serving and in this year of two important anniversaries, the centenary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, the nation is more aware than ever of what they have done for us.

“Perhaps we are guilty of taking them for granted, so this event is an opportunity to show our respect for what they have done and what they are still doing one small way of saying ‘thank you’ for all they do.”

The parade will commence at 6.30pm from outside the Lundy Office on Bideford Quay, and will march through to Victoria Park where the flag raising ceremony will take place.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

The aftermath of the fire in Bideford.

Fire fighters called out to Mill Street in Bideford after fire broke out in the first and second floor flat of Mill Street building.

Within two hours fire fighters managed to get the blaze under control - more from the scene here...

Read more
Who will you be voting for in the General Election?

As North Devon and Torridge get ready to head to the polling stations tomorrow (Thursday), we asked the prospective parliamentary candidates for one last word...

Read more
Get ready for Torrington May Fair on May 7.

Traditional May Day celebrations will take place across Torrington tomorrow.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:54
Flood alerts have been issued for the North Devon coast.

High tides and strong winds tonight (Tuesday) spark warning of possible flooding from Environment Agency.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:33
Atlantic Village is hosting a street food event this Thursday evening.

Shopping outlet village will be offering late night shoppers a bite to eat this Thursday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:47
Ilfracombe RNLI crew and a crew member from Minehead RNLI assist the casualties on the beach. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe’s lifeboats rescued eight people on Sunday after being called out within minutes of each other to two separate incidents.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:35
Have you seen missing Kelly Camm?

Can you help police find missing 25-year-old Kelly Camm?

Read more
Yesterday, 10:27
Keen yogis turned out to Croyde beach to help fundraise for Nepal. Picture: Submitted

More than 150 people turned out to Croyde beach on Monday morning to support fundraising for the Nepal earthquake.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:06
Lucy Jones and Sophie Miller (both 9) with Appledore coxswain Martin Cox.

Two youngsters made bracelets to sell for lifeboat charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:02
Lundy Island manager Derek Green with Sir Antony Gormley with the newly erected statue. Picture: Nigel Dalby.

Famous sculpture visits Lundy Island to erect Landmark Trust anniversary statue.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder