Parade will celebrate our service personnel

Armed Forces Day parade in Normanton.
Armed Forces Day parade in Normanton.

The annual Armed Forces Parade will take place in Normanton town centre on Saturday.

The parade will celebrate any men or women who have served, or are still serving with, the armed forces

It starts at the Alice Bacon Community Centre, on Market Street, at 10.30am before moving down Wakefield Road and onto St John the Baptist Catholic Church, on Newland Lane, for a service at 11am.

Normanton Town Council has been involved with the parade for the past two years when they were contacted by previous organisers, the Royal British Legion, to help with the administration.

Donna Johnston, clerk of Normanton Town Council, said: “This is a very popular event,

“There is an excellent community support in Normanton and the council is keen to ensure the event continues.

“We have been advertising the event all over the local area to drum up support and we would encourage anyone who is keen to come down and get involved with the parade.”

The parade is a public event and can be attended by anyone including all those invited from local community groups and organisations, various civic guests and pupils from Normanton Common Primary School.

The service, which will mark the end of the parade, which is being conducted by Father Duane Reilly.

There will be readings from the Mayor of Normanton and from members of the Royal British Legion.