No Armed Forces Day This Year For Scilly

Armed Forces Day 2012There won’t be an Armed Forces Day this year in Scilly.

Stand-in Event Chairman Dave Hawkins says he’s disappointed that no volunteers have come forward following his appeals.

Dave was hoping that former service personnel would offer to help mark the annual event.

He says he understands that the national day on Saturday 27th June is a busy time for many islanders who work in tourism. But without helpers, the plans for the procession down The Strand have been cancelled.

Dave says the raising of the Armed Forces Week flag above the Town Hall will go ahead and he hopes that a smaller fundraiser, like a coffee morning, can be held to raise money for the Walking With The Wounded charity.

They fund and support wounded service personnel and help them find new careers outside the military.

He also hopes that a collection can be organised. If you can help, David is on 422 132.