Veterans Weekend returns to East Park

Now in its 14th year, the free event, celebrating the role of the Armed Forces past and present, takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.

Visitors will have the chance to meet veterans, learn what life was like in the 1940s and meet current servicemen and women. Entertainment will get under way at 10am on both days.

The Great War Trent Experience and a full-sized spitfire plane will be on display, amongst other historical attractions.

This year’s event partners the Blue Light Services event, meaning emergency services will be in attendance.

A number of regiments will be attending and there will be an array of military vehicles and memorabilia, with British and US army camps and living history displays.

The main stage will showcase 1940s music, fashion and dance, including the Frank Cleveland Band, Larks Swing Duo, George Formby tribute artist Colin Bourdiec and Vintage DJ Paddy O’Kaye.

Donkey rides, traditional games and craft workshops.

A drum head service parade will take place on Sunday at 10am, starting at the Summergangs Road entrance to East Park.

Limited parking space will be available. Those with blue badges will be able to park in East Park

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