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Sunset Ceremony Military Parade on Angel Hill

Sunset Ceremony Military Parade on Angel Hill
Start Date: 28 June 2018
Start Time: 6.25pm
End Date: 28 June 2018

Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

British and American servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and the Unites States Air Force will take part in a sunset ceremony on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 28 June in the build up to Armed Forces Day.

The Sunset Ceremony, a traditional parade to signal the end of the day and the mounting of an overnight guard, will start at 6.25pm, building towards a flypast by 3 Regt AAC’s Apache attack helicopters as the Union Flag is lowered, with music from the RAF Honington Voluntary Band.

British and American military personnel will be on parade together to celebrate their close ties with the people of Suffolk in the build up to Armed Forces Day.

The units represented at the parade will be:

- HMS Vengeance, a ballistic missile submarine granted the Freedom of Bury St Edmunds;

- Wattisham-based 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, and reservist colleagues from the town’s 6 Regiment Army Air Corps;

- Airmen from RAF Honington; and

- USAF personnel based at RAF Lakenheath.

The sunset parade and subsequent Armed Forces Day event in the Abbey Gardens and Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra - Armed Forces Day Concert on Saturday 30 June is an opportunity to show support and appreciation for our brave service personnel. 

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