The Sun Shone on the Parade!
Again this year, Seaford Town Council, the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George (RSSG) and The Royal British Legion as a joint committee, arranged the Veterans and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June at the Martello Fields, Seaford for the whole of the District of Lewes with surrounding towns and villages.
This year the parade was organised to march through the town down to the Martello Fields, and what a spectacle it was! It was a great success with Veterans, Standard Bearers and Cadets all being led by the Surrey and Sussex Drum and Bugle Band.
Thank you to the local businesses that made the effort to decorate their windows to mark the occasion too, which added to the atmosphere!
The inspecting officer was Mr David Allam DL. He took the salute accompanied by Cllr Nazish Adil, Mayor of Seaford, Mrs Violet Hancock, High Sheriff and Mr Steve Saunders, Vice President of the Seahaven Branch RSSG. The event was commanded by Major Bob Peedle MBE, Chairman Seahaven Branch RSSG and of the Joint Committee. The Parade was under the command of Kevin Sawyer, a Royal British Legion Parade Marshal. For the Inspection the General Salute, Last Post and Reveille were all sounded by a Trumpeters from the Seaford Silver Band under the leadership of former Royal Tank Regiment bandsman, Christopher Goodchild.
The weather was superb again this year! The event started at 11am and closed soon after 2pm, during which time many people visited to witness the parade, see the stalls and the arena events. A great attraction were the veteran military vehicles on display alongside the arena.