Crowds gather to mark Armed Forces Day in Letchworth
- Credit: Martin Wootton
Armed Forces Day celebrations took place in Letchworth on Saturday, with cadets, Royal British Legion members and families turning out to commemorate our armed forces.
The event included a Hurricane flyover, live entertainment and cadets taking part in the Chasestead Challenge, competing for the coveted shield.
Chairman of the Letchworth Branch of Royal British Legion Nigel Kenworthy said: "Thanks to the Letchworth general public for attending and supporting the Armed Forces Day.
"With special thanks to Chasestead who sponsored the challenge shield which is presented to the Cadets by the director of the company Mr Robin Moor, Wentworth Kitchens, Mrs Audrey Poynter.
"Thank you to all the members of the committee, stall holders, entertainers, Jackie's Drop-in for providing food and refreshments, and special thanks to all the cadets for attending and giving us a look into their drill.
"Another big thank you to the Biggleswade Sea Cadets who opened the event, chairman of North Herts Council Sam North and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Jane McCue the judges Brian, Ken and Shaun."
Last week (June 23 edition), the Comet printed an archive image of the late Keith Ellis alongside the Armed Forces Day coverage, and would like to sincerely apologise to the Ellis family for this oversight and any distress caused.