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Associated British Ports (ABP) has supported Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes since the National Armed Forces Day in 2016.

Associated British Ports (ABP) is proud to support this year’s Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes, following two years of the pandemic when it had to be cancelled.

ABP’s associations with Armed Forces Day in the resort started in 2016 when the area hosted the national event, which was attended by the then Prime Minister David Cameron and HRH Duke of Kent.

Armed Forces weekend takes place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June, with the main event in North East Lincolnshire taking place on the Saturday featuring a formal parade, and air and land-based displays with a focus on family activities.

Simon Bird, Regional Director of the Humber ports, who is also a Captain in the Royal Naval Reserves said: “It’s important we recognise and honour the contribution made by our service personnel every day around the world. From those who are in active duty to those who have left the services and entered civilian life. ABP employs many ex-military men and women not just in the Humber, but across the UK.

We’re delighted to be supporting Armed Forces Day once again for the duration of the celebrations in Cleethorpes.”

Alex Baxter, Managing Director of the Armed Forces Major Event Team (AFMET), who produce the annual event, said: “We are again extremely grateful to ABP for their steadfast support to our Armed Forces Weekend in North East Lincolnshire and their continued assistance to enable the largest free event held on the East Coast to be enjoyed by all.”

This year crowds will be treated to displays by the Red Arrows, and the Battle of Memorial Flight with the Humber estuary as the backdrop.

For more information visit the AFMET website.