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Simon Bird, centre, at Armed Forces Day 2023, in his role as Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR).

Associated British Ports (ABP) is proud to support the 2024 Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes.

The Armed Forces weekend takes place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th 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 an Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Armed Forces Day once again for the duration of the celebrations in Cleethorpes, in what is proving to be one of the biggest and best in the country.

“It’s important we recognise and honour the contribution made by our service personnel every day around the globe. Particularly this year in what is the 80th anniversary of D-Day when the Humber ports played an important part in this. From those 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.”

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.”

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.

The UK’s major port operator in the Humber is also a Silver tier award holder as part of the Armed Forces Covenant, showing our commitment to serving and former military personnel working within our ports.