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We’re Flying The Flag for Armed Forces Day

High Wycombe town centre will be raising a salute to our military heroes on Saturday 25th June, as an Armed Forces Day celebration comes to the high street … 

Marking the annual Armed Forces Day, Saturday 25th June will be an important day in the military calendar, and in honour of High Wycombe’s own military heroes, the town centre will be hosting a celebration event on the high street between 11am – 4pm

There’ll be entertainment throughout the day, including a LIVE Duo of singing Military Sweethearts – The Polka Dots – and a Vintage Pop Up Tearoom styled by the town’s very own ‘Air Raid Café & Tearooms’, with amazing war-time props & refreshments.

We’ll be getting in the blitz spirit with rousing sing-a-longs, plus our GIANT Colour-In Military Heroes Wall will celebrate all our loved ones from the Army, Navy & Air Force – be sure to add their name to the wall in homage to their service to the country. 

Royal British Legion will be fundraising for the military charity, plus there’ll be demonstrations and exhibits from the local Army & Sea cadet groups, including the Royal British Legion Riders with their impressive motorbikes & leathers, plus a Military Vehicle Display arranged by local enthusiast groups.

Hosted alongside Saturday’s busy market, the one-day celebration event from 11am – 4pm will be packed withfamily-friendly activity, live musical performances, stilt-walking, face painting, a gourmet food market & more. 

The event is being organised by HWBidCo, chief cheerleaders for High Wycombe town centre. Chief Executive Melanie Williams commented;“It’s an honour to celebrate all those who have served our country in this way, encouraging a sense of pride in the younger generations, and we’re delighted that so many local military organisations will be joining us for the event. The ‘Air Raid Café’ in The Chilterns Centre is an amazing destination café too, and we’re excited to bring this out into the open for all the enjoy.  

It’s just the start of a Summer of fun, with regular events taking place throughout the coming months, and it’s a great feeling to be able to welcome increasingly more visitors to the town after the last 12 months.”