Troops turn out for free Armed Forces weekend

  • 23 September, 2019
  • In the community


The troops turned out in their numbers for a free Armed Forces weekend
at Clacton Pier.

More than £8,500 worth of wristbands were given out to families who had
fun in the sun over both days.

They enjoyed unlimited use of the rides, free children’s entertainment
from James Magic and live music performed by SMC and Tracey Moorhouse.

Several classic military vehicles were also on display on the forecourt and
attracted a lot of attention.

Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s Communications Manager, said it was great to
see so many people enjoying themselves on a relaxing day out.

“We had a lot of families from the Army at Colchester and in all we gave
out 570 free wristbands, 328 on Saturday and 242 on Sunday,” he said.

“Many families came up and thanked us for running the event again this
year and said how much the gesture meant to them. It was the best attended yet.

“We put on a similar event for the Emergency Services in June and it is
just our way of thanking them for everything they do for us throughout the

The weekend’s event was also open to Veterans and their families.



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