Members of Number 1 Welsh Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) have kicked off the summer sports calendar with their inter-squadron athletics competition at Cardiff’s Leckwith stadium.
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A Spitfire flypast is announced for Caerphilly to mark the 50 day countdown to the South Wales Armed Forces Day event.
The iconic Spitfire aeroplane will fly past Caerphilly to celebrate the event taking place on Saturday 24th June.
The day will begin with a spectacular military parade through the town at 11am. People are urged to line the streets to show their support for the personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, as well as cadets and Armed Forces veterans who will be taking part in the parade.
Caerphilly welcomes the event for the second year and is already gathering interest at a pace as the committee welcome a new sponsor on board, local company General Dynamics UK.
The event promises to be action packed with a special arena set up on Owain Glyndwr Fields at the back of Caerphilly Castle. Visitors will have the opportunity to view Army displays and stalls and enjoy a full programme of entertainment on the main stage.
A special highlight of the day is the planned Spitfire fly past and a Jump 4 Heroes Parachute Display.
Phil Hubbard, Chair of the South Wales Armed Forces Day Committee said: “I have no doubt that we will once again receive a warm welcome from Caerphilly especially as businesses like General Dynamics are coming on board to support the event. We have a full schedule of events and entertainment taking place to encourage residents and visitors to join us and Celebrate Armed Forces Day.
Interim Chief Executive, Chris Burns said: “It is fantastic to local businesses supporting this event. It is a real privilege for us to have a flypast from the Iconic spitfire it will be a real treat for residents and visitors alike.”
(Friday 5 May 2017)
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