Leicester Cathedral will hold a service to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 21 June at 10.30am, followed by a parade to celebrate and raise awareness of the past and continuing role of the military.
The service, which will be led by the Dean of Leicester, the Very Reverend David Monteith, with Bishop Tim Stevens preaching, will be attended by those who will form the parade and will be joined by civic dignitaries and community representatives. The service will also be attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, the Lord Mayor of Leicester, the Chairman of the County Council, and other civic dignitaries.
Following the service, the parade following the will form up at approximately 11.30am and will make its way behind the pipes and drums of the Seaforth Highlanders, along High Street to the Clock Tower – where the Lord-Lieutenant, Lady Gretton, will take the salute – and then along Gallowtree Gate.
Royal British Legion County Chairman, David Atterbury, said: “This is an opportunity to show our appreciation and support for the men and women of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces who are selflessly and courageously serving our nation in dangerous and volatile parts of the world, and our veterans who have served with distinction in past years.”
For further information about the service please contact the Cathedral’s Precentor, Rev’d Canon Dr Johannes Arens on 0116 261 5364.
For further information about the parade please contact David Atterbury, County Chairman of the RBL on 07985 769 666.