VIDEO: Exmouth celebrates Armed Forces Day 2012

Profile image for ExmouthPeople

By ExmouthPeople | Sunday, July 01, 2012, 15:30

EXMOUTH CELEBRATED Armed Forces Day 2012 on Saturday 30 June in fine style, beginning with a parade along Exeter Road and through the Magnolia Centre to the focus of the celebrations in the Strand Gardens.

Led by the Band of the Royal Marines, followed by the standards of services organizations, the parade comprised contingents of veterans and cadets from all branches of the armed forces.

Waiting in the Strand, Exmouth's Mayor John Humphreys and assembled dignitaries welcomed the parade before leading those assembled in a silent tribute to the victims of war, followed by the laying of wreaths on the War Memorial.

Before the parade was dismissed, there was a display by the Drum Corps of the Royal Marines. After that there was more music from the band, who then marched from the gardens to enthusiastic applause from the crowd.

Drill displays

The formalities over, visitors to the Strand were able to enjoy perfomances from, among others, the Lympstone Military Wives' Choir and the Sidmouth Steppers. Children had the opportunity to climb inside a real armoured vehicle and a vintage fire engine, while cadets gave drill displays and weapons demonstrations.

Meanwhile, the Royals BBQ did a brisk trade in hot dogs and burgers as visitors wandered around the stalls and stands, sampling the homemade treats and snapping up souvenirs and second-hand bargains. And best of all, the sun stayed out.

For more pictures, go to: Exmouth celebrates Armed Forces Day 2012

For a video of the parade, see below:



max 4000 characters

Latest Stories in Exmouth


Local Vouchers


    Bradleys Estate Agents Ltd

    If you are considering selling your property, contact Bradleys Estate Agents now for a free valuation and market update today. There is no obligation to market your home with us.

    Terms: This is a free service with no obligation to market with Bradleys (although we would like you to). The update will include the latest price changes in your area.

    Contact: 01395 224800

    Valid until: Friday, August 15 2014

  • Wellbeing Massage only £35.00

    Beresford Clinic

    wellbeing massage including full body consultation prior to 1 hr massage, ideal for sports, repetitive & stress injuries. 01626 777027

    Contact: 01626244661

    Valid until: Sunday, August 31 2014

  • Free Mobile Bar hire

    Westcountry Weddings & Events

    We are offering a free mobile bar hire. trusted experienced professionals with clients such as The royal Navy, Plymouth University and many more.

    Terms: Minimum of 100 guests, within a 2o mile radius of pl1, exclusive of £50 license application fee.

    Contact: 07739 972304

    Valid until: Tuesday, September 30 2014


Search for...

Min price is bigger than Max price
Min price is bigger than Max price
Min rent is bigger than Max rent