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Military organisations gather in Cromer for Armed Forces Day event

PUBLISHED: 17:40 30 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 02 July 2018

Members of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

Members of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

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Military charities and organisations gathered in Cromer to celebrate the town’s Armed Forces Day.

Members of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-KeyesMembers of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

The event, at Cromer’s Parish Hall on Church Street, was opened by Brigadier Max Marriner, CBE, QCVS.

Service and veterans organisations attended the event, including the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Cromer RBL chairman John Needham said: “This year we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RAF being formed and the 100th year since the end of the Great War.”

Cromer mayor, David Pritchard, said: “I’m here as mayor to give a welcome speech and also to continue my campaign to raise funds and awareness of the town’s war memorial.

Members of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-KeyesMembers of the North Norfolk Military Vehicles Group at Armed Forces Day in Cromer. Photo: Jessica Frank-Keyes

“We have had the names of the dead of World War II and subsequent conflicts engraved on the memorial.”

He added: “Armed Forces Day is a reminder that the Poppy Appeal isn’t just for two weeks in November.

“It is year long.”

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