Armed Forces Day in Ripon

A group of former servicemen are looking to form a committee to ensure Armed Forces Day is properly marked.

Armed Forces Day is on Saturday, June 30 and an initial meeting about the national event, which is taking place for the fourth time is planned for Saturday, January 21 in the Golden Lion Pub.

The meeting will start at 1pm. Anyone interested in attending and putting forward ideas please contact Mike Chalmers (RAF) on 607296, Kenn Hart (Army) on 607814 or George Pickles (RAF) on 692231.

The group is also looking for a representative of the Royal Navy which they said was “essential” and said they would be delighted to have representatives from the local cadet forces attending.