Organisers of Ringwood Armed Forces Day have their head in the clouds following news from the RAF events team that they will have a flypast at the Ringwood event in June. A Dakota aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will circle the show ground at Carvers Playing Field while the ‘Load Master’ waves at crowds from the open door.

Chairman of Ringwood events committee Mr Steve Nash said, “This is great news and will help us establish the event in the town’s calendar in addition to bringing more people into the town.”

It will be the third year for the Armed Forces Day event in Ringwood, which has grown significantly each time and provides free activities for service personnel and members of the community.

There will be a change of venue this year following works on the old site and it will now take place at Carvers Playing Field, Southampton Road on Saturday 25 June starting at 10am till 4pm, with a large range of activities, including military vehicles, fair rides, military stands, charity stalls, live music, re-enactors and food stalls.

Local organisations and exhibitors can book stalls at the event to promote themselves and serving military personnel will be provided with free refreshments on production of their ID cards.

For more information ring Sam on 07973 863203 or visit Facebook Ringwood Events Committee.

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