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Armed Forces Family Fun Day launching at Shrewsbury Castle this summer

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Shropshire Council is pleased to announce the Shropshire Armed Forces Family Fun Day, proudly supported by Wace Morgan solicitors, will be held at Shrewsbury Castle on Saturday 24 June 2023.

The event, part of the county’s celebrations of Armed Forces Day, is a family-friendly day full of activities, which allows visitors to show their gratitude towards Armed Forces personnel, both past and present.

The event is between 11am and 3pm, and is free. Throughout the day, there will interactive activities for all the family from local emergency services, charities and Shrewsbury Town FC.

Armed Forces Day 2023 logo

Armed Forces Day 2023

As well as learning more about the Armed Forces, visitors can enjoy a line-up of live music throughout the day and a number of local food and drink stalls.

Event highlights not to be missed include free valuation of wartime memorabilia, the opportunity to view vintage military vehicles, and free SmartWater tagging of war medals.

Both Shropshire Council and Wace Morgan are holders of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, and have been recognised for their respective efforts to provide exceptional support to the Armed Forces community.

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s deputy Leader and Armed Forces champion, said:-

“Shropshire’s Armed Forces Day celebration is not only a brilliant day out, filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, but also a hugely important opportunity for Shropshire people to show support to our military, serving reservists, veterans, cadets, and their families and to thank them for the great work they do. Shropshire is incredibly proud of its military history and our Armed Forces based across the county.

“I am really looking forward to this year’s Armed Forces Day and sharing the celebration. It is an excellent opportunity for the community to thank our Armed Forces and recognise the critical role they play in keeping our country safe.”

The event is free and you can register your entry here.

For more information on the Shropshire Council Armed Forces Covenant Outreach programme, please email SAFCC@Shropshire.gov.uk or call 01743 255933.