A right ‘Royal’ Armed Forces Day in Pudsey

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Pudsey Cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Sunday in 2018. Photo: Simon Seary

This year’s Armed Forces Day will be marked in Pudsey with a weekend-long event being hosted by the Royal Hotel, writes Damon Sugden.

Two full days of live music feature many local favourites including The Avros, Celtic Cowboys and Cook ’N’ The Stew. The event runs on Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th June at the Station Street pub.

Guests of honour will be Lyn Rigby and family, mother of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby.

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There is a planned service of Remembrance at Pudsey Cenotaph at 2pm Saturday with a march back to the Royal Hotel. Lyn Rigby will take the salute.

There will be plenty of fun, food and games for everyone, Sunday is planned to be a more relaxed family day. Everyone is welcome to come and join in with Services and Ex-Services especially welcome.

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Fundraising for the event has already started with Frankie Reid of the Royal Hotel completing a sponsored parachute jump.

All funds raised will go towards the Lee Rigby Foundation, the 14th/20th King’s Hussars Memorial Fund and The Poppy Appeal.


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